From Eri & Miki

Cabi is simple. It starts with a piece of mold (see: Cabi name) and we hope it spreads like a culture; the desire to share easy and traditional Japanese home cooking.

We’ve heard it a thousand times before: “we really want to cook Japanese food, but what the hell is Mirin? And what does Dashi look like? How many types of miso are there?”. Well, we’re here to tell you all about it if you let us.

Having grown up in Japan (both of us), but also spending most of our formative years in America (home of a different type of culture), we constantly find ourselves wanting to share, express and communicate more of our home and the traditions we love and miss there; especially the food.

Japanese home cooking and its far-dating recipes have been perceived as out-of-reach and intimidating for someone who didn’t grow up with Japanese culture, while oversimplified products can lack an authenticity and the flavor-complexity you really crave. So we gave it our go. In our pantry, we start with 3 products that we believe are essential to beginning your Japanese cooking journey – your bridge into a world obscured by unfamiliarity, but with a twist and our own flair. It’s all you need to begin.

Cabi has been carefully developed with a sense of ease and versatility in mind, allowing you to love and incorporate these Japanese flavors into your own cooking, on your own terms. We like to say: cooking not required, only if desired. We are here to support all adventures in the kitchen.

It is our hope that in enjoying these products you’ll become acquainted with the flavor profiles that form the basis of many easy and achievable Japanese dishes you’ve probably tried and love.

Hope our culture spreads like mold. Remember, mold is not always a bad thing. In fact, it’s the absolute best.

With love and yuzu,

Eri & Miki