Kombu is available at Souen Soho Location

210 6th Avenue, at Prince street, New York, NY 10014

KOMBU だし昆布

Dashi in Japanese refers to any stock used in cooking. The Dashi Kombu made by Matsumaeya is made from second year ma-kombu ("true bull kelp"), giving a very thick, full-bodied dashi. Dashi kombu is also delicious after cooking. Often in Japan, dashi kombu is used when making miso soup. The dashi kombu is served in the bowl with the miso, and eaten as such. New York area has particularly alkaline (hard) water, so you use shredded dashi kombu in order to obtain the best flavor. When making a soup stock from dashi kombu we recommend 50 grams of dashi kombu to 5 liters of water (2 ounces to the gallon).

$ 29.50

Soaking Kombu and keep in refrigerator.

Soak Kombu in water for 8 to 12 hours. The dashi stock is now ready to season with Soy Sauce or any Organic Miso for broth, or to add vegetables and other ingredients to make soups, stews, sauces, or gravies.

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Place Kombu and water in a pot and cover. Gently simmer with low-heat (do not let boil!) for 20 minutes. Now it's ready to season with other ingredients.

More variety of flavored dashi.

Other ingredients such as sliced Shiitake Mushrooms, Bonito Flakes, or Dried Daikon Radish can also be added at the beginning of cooking to create various flavored dashi.

Kombu Appetizer

The kombu can be left in the soup, eaten, or can be removed and flavored in a marinade and served over rice. It would be a shame to throw away this rich, thick, tough vegetable.


Teas are available at Souen Soho Location

210 6th Avenue, at Prince street, New York, NY 10014

KUKI-CHA TEA 4oz. $9.00 (refill $7.00)

Kukicha is the stem and yang. It is also known as three years tea. This tea has six times more calcium than cows milk and 2 1/2 times more vitamin C than oranges. It helps to make the blood more alkaline. When we are fatigued it will refreshen and strengthen us. It is beneficial for people suffering from bladder infection, heart diseases and indigestion. It is a good healthy drink for everybody including children. It also helps digestion.

Mu 16 Herb Tea 4oz. $18.00 (refill $16.00)

Mu Tea is an ideal, aromatic and caffeine-free blend of 16 mountain grown herbs. The original recipe for this unique and distinctive beverage was created by George Ohsawa, the father of Macrobiotics. It is a balanced tonic that both energizes and soothes the body. It strengthens both the stomach and reproductive organs. Men can reap additional strength and vitality from drinking Mu Tea. (moutan, Japanese parsley root, cnicus, mandarin orange peel, licorice root, atractylis, cypress, cinnamon, hoelen, peach kernel, ginger root, rehmannia, cloves, herbaceous peony root, Japanese ginseng, and coptis.)

Chai Tea 4oz. $18.00 (refill $16.00)

Product Details : Herbal Properties
- Kukicha Tea: Popular among the macrobiotic community. Kukicha is a powerful antioxidant* and is very low in caffeine, in fact the lowest in caffeine of all traditional teas.
- Cardamom: A household spice that is commonly used to support digestion without increasing Heat.* It has expectorant and diaphoretic actions.* The mucus forming properties of milk are neutralized when cardamom is added to it.*
- Cinnamon: This warming spice is traditionally used in cold formulas as an expectorant and diaphoretic (sweat inducing).* Due to its warming property, cinnamon is known to promote digestion.* - Cloves: An energizing herb,* cloves are an effective stimulant and aromatic for the lungs and stomach.* Cloves are used extensively in Ayurvedic herbology.
- Ginger: In Ayurvedic and Chinese herbology, Ginger is known to have heating, cleansing, toning and stimulating properties.* Ginger promotes digestion, relieves abdominal discomfort, dispels chills and it is also useful for relieving respiratory complaints due to phlegm and arthritic conditions due to coldness.*


Soaps are available at Souen Soho Location

210 6th Avenue, at Prince street, New York, NY 10014

Cleansing Face & Body Soap

As a result of our non-compromising effort on making the finest soaps, we carefully ormulated our original soap recipes using only the good stuff on earth. Health = Happiness. Brown Rice Family, for sake of our own and global happiness, is firmly dedicated to only making products that promotes health. Our soaps are therapeutic to damaged skin, tired mind, and weary spirit because they are not ordinary soaps. These soaps were inspired and guided by ancient wisdoms of the world that have naturally healed us for many generations.

Brown Rice Family Soap Facts

• Made with 100% USDA Certified organic vegetable oils and herbs.
• Scented with natural essentials oils (no-artificial fragrance oils) for aroma therapy
• Glycerin retained for moisture
• Natural exfoliation (rice bran)
• Recommended for inflamed and sensitive skin
• Good for dry and oily skin
• Cures acne symptoms
• Boosts immune system
• Recommended for babies

Ylang Ylang Soap $9.00

Distilled Water
Saponified Organic Oils
(Olive, Coconuts, Palm, Hemp, Jojoba)
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

The fragrance of Ylang-Ylang soap will make you want to wash more often. Ylang-Ylang is one of the most relaxing aromatherapy oil that is used to relieve depression, anxiety, and insomnia. For skin, Ylang-Ylang helps to balance the moisture content and reduce oiliness on skin. Studies show that mere smell of Ylang-Ylang will lower blood pressure. Ylang-Ylang is a well known aphrodisiac. In Indonesia, Ylang-Ylang flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples.

Peppermint Soap $9.00

Distilled Water
Saponified Organic Oils
(Olive, Coconuts, Hemp, Jojoba)
Organic Peppermint Leaf
Peppermint Essential Oil

Refresh your mind and spirit by using our Peppermint Soap after along and stressful day. For aromatherapy, peppermint essential oil is used to stimulate mind and to alleviate headache. It is effective in cooling the skin, reducing redness, and calming irritation and itchiness. Peppermint is often regarded as the worldʼs oldest medicine.

Orange Soap $9.00

Distilled Water
Saponified Organic Oils
(Olive, Coconuts, Hemp, Jojoba)
Organic Orange Peel
Orange Essential Oil

Our Orange Soap is childrenʼs favorite pick. Why? Because they bring happiness and warmth to the mind. Orange essential oil is sunny and radiant oil that help people to relax and sleep at night. This soap is especially effective on dull and cracked skin because orange essential oil strengthens epidermis and hydrates cells.

Green Tea Rice Bran Soap Series $9.00

Distilled Water
Saponified Organic Oils
(Olive, Coconuts, Palm, Hemp, Jojoba)
Organic Rice Bran
Organic Shizuoka Green Tea

Green Tea and Rice Bran is a nurturing combination for sensitive skin. Green Tea is a natural antiseptic. Plus, "Catechin" found in green tea leaves are known to quench free radicals and reduce inflammation to protect your skin from sun and aging. Rice bran wash has been known as Japanese womenʼs "common sense" beauty treatment since generations before soap. Rice bran wash helps to remove traces of dirt and gently exfoliates dead skin. We import our organic green tea directly from a local farmer in Shizuoka, Japan.

Available Scents $9.00

Tea Tree

• Cool refreshing fragrance.
• One of the strongest natural antiseptics on earth. Antibacterial.
• Medicinal for acne problems.
• Reduces inflammation.
• Help to sooth inflammation, sunburn, poison ivy and bee stings.

Cedar Mint

• Our bestseller blending cedar wood and peppermint essential oils.
• Meditative and awakening.
• Spiritual and practical.
• Please read above for benefits of cedar wood and peppermint essential oils.

Cedar Wood

• Used as temple incense by Tibetan Buddhists.
• Calms and balances energy.
• Promotes spirituality.
• Improves oily skin.
• It has sedating properties that relieves itching.

Unscented Unscented soap for

• Babies.
• People who are sensitive, or allergic, to essential oils.
• People who just donʼt like scents.


Soho Location:

(All Gluten Free) Tahini Dill / Carrot / Sesame Vinaigrette

Union Square Location:

Tofu Dill (Gluten Free) / Miso Tahini / Carrot / Sesame Vinaigrette oil free

East Village Location:

(All Gluten Free) Miso Tahini / Tahini Dill / Carrot / Sesame Vinaigrette

4 oz. $4.00 each.

8 oz. $7.00 each.