Authentic Japanese ingredients are generally difficult to find in India. Most people stay away from cooking Japanese food at home only because of the lack of ingredients. We created a beginner’s guide to Japanese ingredients as an introduction to this delicious cuisine and to help you figure out how to use their staple ingredients. Here, we will help you find Japanese stores in Delhi which stock some of these amazing ingredients.
If you’re looking for the best Nori, fish sauce, or Miso, head to any of these stores.
1. Yamato Ya
Located in Safdarjung Enclave and Sector 56, Gurugram, Yamato Ya is known for some of the freshest Japanese ingredients in Delhi NCR. They have Soba and Udon noodles – staples in Japanese cuisine – among other items. If you’re planning a sushi party at home, you will get all your ingredients in this store. They also have a variety of fresh seafood and meats.
Address: B-6/9, Local Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
SCO-19, Huda Market, Sector-56, Gurugram
2. Kim’s Mart
This store has Japanese and Korean ingredients. From rice crackers, shrimp chips and a whole lot more, you can spend a lot of time (and money) in Kim’s Mart. If you live in Gurugram, you can find all the sauces, noodles, and meats for Japanese food here. They also have other items like bath supplies, kitchen tools, and stationery.
Address: DLF Mega Mall, Sector 28, DLF Phase 1, Gurugram
Nope, it’s not “lipstick for men”. Ichiba is a swanky store in South Point Mall, Gurugram where you can get fresh, authentic Japanese ingredients. They also keep Japanese liquor so if you’re looking for a good shochu or sake, this is where you’ll find it. Plan a ramen or Katsu curry night for yourself or a party with the best prawn crackers.
Address: LG-4, South Point Mall, Sector 53, Gurugram
4. Urban Platter on Amazon
Apart from stores, you can also buy Japanese ingredients online. Urban Platter, a listed seller on Amazon, offers a variety of ingredients from across the world. Their Japanese section looks particularly enticing with high quality dried seaweed, sushi nori, and Hibiscus Kombucha.
Click here to order.
5. Modern Bazaar
Modern Bazaar is known for its large variety of food items from across the world. While it has all the regular groceries we need on a daily basis, this store also has exotic ingredients from Japan. You can find curry pastes and sauces which are easy to cook with. All you need to do is cook your meat or vegetables and add these pastes. You can also find the raw ingredients for most of these curries, if you want to cook everything from scratch.
Modern Bazaar has several outlets in Delhi NCR.
Are you a Matcha fan? Do you want to experiment with Japanese recipes like Okonomiyaki and Congee? Head to Foodhall’s website. While they have several branches across Delhi NCR, Foodhall’s website lists recipes featuring ingredients available in their stores. The recipes section is divided by cuisines, and you can find quite a variety for Japanese food as well. So choose what you want to cook and head to the nearest Foodhall, armed with your list of Japanese groceries.
Head to any of these stores and whip up a storm in your kitchen. Say Kon’nichiwa to home-cooked sushi and more!