Abokichi was featured in Food in Canada Magazine!
The magazine discusses some approaches adopted by leading Canadian brands and food-startups that enabled new distribution channels and the maintenance of production while safeguarding employees during COVID-19.
Abokichi's Instant Miso Soup was featured in Now Magazine Toronto!
The One of a Kind Show has launched their virtual store, which is full of hundreds of Canadian-made artisanal products. Our Instant Miso Soup was selected as one of Now Magazine Toronto's top 10 favourite finds from Toronto artisans.
"Because there’s only so much instant ramen you should eat in a week, switch up your Japanese comfort food intake with Abokichi’s vegan miso soup..." - Samantha Edwards
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.
In effort to support local food businesses, Multiculturiosity.com 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"
' 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
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
Toronto Life / 'Our 20 favourite finds from this year’s Christmas One of a Kind Show' / November, 2017
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
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