Kokoro Care Packages is offering Chef JA Cooks members the opportunity to win one of their upcoming May “Vegan: Plant-Based Specialties” Care Packages of exclusively vegan products! Enter now for your chance to win!
Chef JA Cooks has partnered with our friends at Kokoro Care Packages to give away their upcoming May "Vegan" Care Package. The stunning box will include an assortment of delicious side dishes, seasonings, sweets, and tea, as well as an English brochure with recipes.
To enter the giveaway:
- Required: Sign up for the Kokoro Care Packages newsletter (LINK) and leave a comment with your favorite Vegan Japanese food in the comment section at the bottom of this page.
- Required: Sign up for the Chef JA Cooks newsletter (LINK) and leave a comment below on this page.
- Additional Entry: Follow Kokoro Care Packages on Instagram OR like them on Facebook and leave a comment.
- Additional Entry: Subscribe to the Chef JA Cooks YouTube page.
The giveaway is open to Chef JA Cooks members worldwide* (over 40 countries), and one (1) lucky winner will be selected! This giveaway contest closes on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 5 p.m. PST. The team at Kokoro Care Packages has also provided a special discount code for Chef JA Cooks readers. See below for more details.
Win a May “Vegan: Plant-Based Specialties” Care Package!
The care package includes the following items:
KIRIBOSHI DAIKON (DRIED JAPANESE RADISH STRIPS)
Kiriboshi daikon is made from daikon (Japanese radish), which is harvested in the cold winter months, cut into thin strips, then dried in the sun. This special Kiriboshi daikon is made from a local mountain daikon grown only in Haruno Town in Shizuoka. It is naturally sweeter than regular daikon, with no bitterness.
If you are not sure how to cook it, try this easy Kriboshi Daikon Salad.
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM PASTE
Shiitake’s earthy, savory flavors are seasoned with roasted onions, garlic, mirin, olive oil, and pepper to create an umami-rich paste that can be used as a vegan substitute for anchovy paste.
It's also delicious to spread on toast, using it as a substitute for jam, or putting it on top of a bowl of rice.
KOJI CURRY (MILD)
Curry rice (pronounced karē raisu) is one of Japan’s ultimate comfort foods. More sweet than spicy, Japanese curry is easy to make yet deliciously satisfying. This special curry powder uses the power of koji, a traditional Japanese fermenting microorganism, to intensify and enhance the flavors of the ingredients included.
Please give it a try with starchy Japanese rice! You can learn How To Cook Japanese Rice here!
GOMADOFU (SESAME TOFU) STEAK
Gomadofu (or goma tofu) is a silky smooth side dish that can be found as part of the vegan Buddhist cuisine known as Shojin Ryori. Not made from soybeans like typical tofu, gomadofu is actually made from goma (sesame seeds) combined with starch to thicken it into a nutty dish.
ORGANIC BURDOCK TEA (Caffeine-free)
In this naturally sweet, smooth-tasting tea, 100% organic gobo (burdock root) is washed and peeled one by one by hand before being dried in the warm Kagoshima sun. The whole burdock is used, including the skin, to include all the nutritional benefits such as anti-aging antioxidants, polyphenols, and dietary fiber.
HYŌROKU MOCHI CANDY
Hyōrokumochi is a local sweet made and sold exclusively by Seika Shokuhin in Kagoshima Prefecture and can only be purchased in stores throughout Kyushu. It has the soft, chewy taste of mochi to which white sweet bean paste, nutty kinako (soybean flour), umami-rich dried nori powder, and bittersweet green tea are added.
Special Discount for Chef JA Cooks Readers!
Chef JA Cooks members can also enjoy 10% off their first purchase of a Kokoro Care Packages subscription or single-item purchase using code JURI10. Use the code at the checkout. Limited to one-time use per customer. (Valid until April 30th, 2023).
About Kokoro Care Packages
Kokoro Care Packages delivers locally-made, artisanal Japanese food straight from Japan to your door. They offer a full range of Japanese cuisine (with plenty of vegan options!), including sauces, seasonings, snacks, sweets, teas, noodles, sides, and more. Founded by Lillian Hanako Rowlatt and Aki Sugiyama, who share their love of authentic Japanese food while supporting local Japanese farmers and producers.
Please Note: Your email for the comment entry has to match your email address in my Email Newsletter Subscription mailing list.
This giveaway contest closes on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 5 p.m. PST and is open to participants worldwide.
One (1) winner will be selected and contacted via email, so please include a valid email address.
The winner is required to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.