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Global News Montreal / 'Expo Manger Santé' goes digital / March, 2020

OKAZU and Miso Soup have been featured on Global News Montreal!

Since Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert is digital this year, Global News helped to spread the word through showcasing some of the products available on Expo Manger’s online store. / How to Support Local Food Businesses / March, 2020

In effort to support local food businesses, discusses the hit taken by local businesses due to COVID-19 and social distancing, and puts forth examples of products that can be bought through Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert’s website.

 Abokichi's OKAZU and Miso Soup were two of the products discussed:

“I’m drinking a mug of this instant miso soup right now. What I love about it is it’s low-sodium and really tasty, with a tiny bit of natural sweetness (not added sugar) from the koji used to make the miso and the leftover sake lees… And the Okazu miso oils are crunchy and/or spicy and silken and perfect for stuffing Japanese onigiri…” - Amie Watson

CBC life / 10 Canadian-made gifts that will excite even the savviest of food lovers / December, 2019


"After gaining a cult following at Toronto farmers markets, the team behind OKAZU expanded their offerings and there is no greater gift to us all. OKAZU is a Japanese miso-based chili and sesame oil condiment that adds a punch of flavour and umami to rice dishes, pasta, soup, meats, veggies and seafood. Your giftee can add it to almost anything and make it their secret ingredient for boosting savoury dishes. There's no need to choose between the offerings: pick up the OKAZU tasting set with their signature Chili Miso, Spicy Chili Miso, and Curry Miso. - Pay Chen"

CHATELAINE / Gift Guide / December, 2019


' I am obsessed with this umami-rich condiment and always keep a jar in my fridge. A spoonful of it can elevate any dish, whether it's sunny-side-up eggs, stir-fries or eve just plain rice."

- Irene Ngo, food content director

edible Toronto / Recycle, Re-use, Re-gift / The Holiday Issue, November, 2019

edible Toronto Abokichi


House & Home / HOT INGREDIENT / October, 2019


Abokichi won Top 10 for their Miso Soup at SIALCanada

About 115 products were in contention for the award, a number that was pared down to just 25 that were evaluated by a jury of food industry experts, which came up with the 10 finalists.  

Canadian Living / The Magic of Miso / November, 2018

Canadian Living OKAZU

Edible Toronto / First Bite, Up your rice game / May, 2018

edible Toronto Abokichi OKAZU

Toronto Life / Our 20 favourite finds from this year’s Christmas One of a Kind Show / November 21st, 2017

Toronto life Abokichi

Glove and mail /  Gifts that any foodie will savour / December 15th, 2016

blogTO / 10 great holiday gift ideas for food lovers in Toronto / November, 2016


Bento box magaizne / Onigiri / November 9th, 2016

Abokichi Bento box magazine 2016


Torontonicity / The Stop’s Night Market 2016 Raises Funds for Food Centre / June 17th, 2016
Abokichi onigiri rice ball at The Stop's Night Market in Toronto

Nikkei Voice / ABOKICHI: THE FORTUNATE AVOCADO / April 11th, 2016

Nikkei voice avokichi 

National Post / Food & Drink; Shelf Life Impulse Buy / February 13th, 2016


Toronto Life / Hot Buy: The Ultimate Toronto Foodie Gift Box / November 24, 2015


She does the city / FOODIE holiday market at Artscape Sandbox: Abokichi /  November 23, 2015


Thrillist / 50 THINGS TO EAT IN TORONTO BEFORE YOU DIE / October 28th, 2015

28. Onigiri

Bento Box Magazine / Onigiri in a coffee shop / September 26. 2015 


blogTO / Abokichi / June 15, 2015


Toronto Star / If you love condiments, you’ll love this crunchy, spicy Okazu oil / November 6, 2014



Toronto Star / Toronto meets Japan with homemade onigiri at The Annex Hodgepodge / November 5, 2014


CBC RADIO, HERE & NOW, August 27, 2014