July 13, 2010
Honey Soysauce Butter
Made an amazing discovery this week as I was killing some time at the market, waiting for the bus. As I was admiring the butter section as usual, I noticed a single jar looking a little lonely and toward the back. Puzzlement over the label quickly turned into amazement, as I reread Honey Shoyu Butter, or はちみつ醤油バター, over and over in my head. This could either be a mind blowing miracle stuffed into a jar, or something totally disgusting and a waste of 700yen (pretty pricy for a jar of butter).
Excitement started to turn sour as I opened the jar... it wasn't creamy at all and didn't look impressive at all. The soysauce gave it a pale brown-ish coloring, which really isn't that appetizing.
BUT HOLY COW! I took a bite after it melted and was able to spread it over some toast, and my taste buds were instantly jumping for joy. This butter literally tastes like salted caramel without being too sweet or sticky with just hints of soy sauce, but was not unpleasant at all. It is also lighter because it's not as dense as caramel. Quite an amazing product!!
Honey Soysauce Butter (はちみつ醤油バター) by Tamariya