I heard that many cooking lovers buy seasoning souvenirs when traveling to somewhere.
From Japanese seasonings to international condiments, here are some shops selling special seasonings. Though it is a bit far from Fukuoka City, let me introduce some places related to seasonings.
①Variety of soup stocks that you will definitely want to taste!
The shop is very popular with men and women of all ages. Especially powder seasoning packs of grilled flying fish; dried bonito; Japanese kelp; red eye round herring and sea salt. All are additive free. Also vegetables and Japanese soup stock made from fish and kelp without chemical and preservatives additives are available.
Apart from seasonings such as soup stock and soy sauce store lasting 120 years, mentaiko (SHOBOHAN brand) are available.
KAYAOYA FUKUOKA TENJIN IWATAYA
Address：2-5-35 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city Iwataya Main building basement 1F
Holidays: Same as IWATAYA facilities
②The depth of soy sauce taught by a soy sauce “sommelier”
Founded in 1821 with the theme “Enjoy your dining table with soy sauce".
There is a tasting bar offering more than 200 sort of soy sauces.
Enjoy various types of soy sauce such as spray soy sauce; soy sauce for raw egg mixed with white rice; sweet soy sauce; etc...
In addition you can make your own original soy sauce. You can also have lunch there.
Address：Tenjin 3 - chome, Chuo - ku, Fukuoka city 6 – 9
Open hours：11:30～14:00(lunch)、10:00～17:00(Tasting and sales)
Holidays：End year holidays
③Recommended vinegar for your stylish essentials
A specialized vinegar store operates by Uchibori brewery, founded in 1879.
You can taste a wide variety of vinegar.
Especially the soft cream containing vinegar!
Discover a new world of tasty vinegar that is not just sour!
Address：2-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka city Fukuoka Mitsukoshi basement 2 floor
Holidays：Same as Mitsukoshi facilities
④Small and pretty olive oil specialized store
Specialized store of high quality extra olive oil.
They also started to make soap using olive oil for people with sensitive skin or babies.
Specialized store selling unique items such as extra olive oil, soap using olive oil, marinated vegetables or dried young sardines with olive oil etc..
Address：1-11-3, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka city
⑤Shop selling various seasonings from all over the world.
Shop selling more than 2000 items from all over the world such as confectionery, jams, retort foods, seasonings, olive oil, sauce, spices, cheese, foie gras, herbal tea, carbonated drinks etc...
You will find some rare condiments such as wine salt, whole spices, Worcestershire sauce from Worcester, balsamic vinegar etc…
Address： Mビル1F, 2-11-19, Kego, Chuoh-Ku, Fukuoka
⑥Making traditional salt workshop
Located in Itoshima, a bit far away from Fukuoka City.
On a subscription basis, you can experience a making salt workshop.
You can buy salty boiled egg, homemade salt bread, seasonal fruits drinks and so on. Of course you can buy specially made organic salt called "MATAICHINO SHIO" as well.
Address：Fukuoka prefecture Itoshima shima saisha 3757
Holidays: Year-end holidays
⑦Specialized spices shop
Located in Kurume, southern FUKUOKA.
A specialized shop established in 1982 with the theme "pleasure of making and pleasure of eating" by an enthusiast researcher. Other than selling spices, delicatessen of the day such as chicken curry, masala chai, Bolognese sauce and tandoori chicken. This shop offers spice lessons as well.
Address：Kurume-shi Fukuoka pref. 102-10 Takeda Building 1F
There are plenty of others shops, so do not hesitate to look for seasonings and taste them!