Sonoko Sakai

Sonoko Sakai


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Meet Sonoko Sakai, the woman behind our favorite curry powder. After 20 years working in the film industry, Sonoko decided to quit in 2009 to pursue her love of food and Japanese cooking. Since then, Sonoko has built a loyal following with her cooking classes and webinars, has written multiple cookbooks, and developed a line of pantry goods all out of her Highland Park home. She is a creative in the truest sense of the word; finding beauty in simplicity, and always excited to share it with others. Everything she creates is with intention, and her genuine enthusiasm for teaching others about Japanese cooking and culture is infectious.⁠

Being in her home, and witnessing her creation process with the team of women she collaborates with, was an honor and a memory worth cherishing. Every tin is an example of the true effort that is involved in toasting, grinding, mixing and filling each tin by hand (not to mention the difficult label process!) The result is a curry powder that continues to surprise us with how versatile it truly is.

We've made comforting Japanese chicken curry, mind blowing curry molasses cookies, our favorite sourdough bread, and a curry pumpkin muffin that make you test the limit of how many muffins you can eat in one sitting. Click the link below to try it out yourself, we promise you won't be disappointed!

 

Sonoko Curry Powder

Sonoko Curry Powder

$14.00

Sonoko Sakai created a unique blend of 16 different spices and seasonings out of her home kitchen, and we are so grateful she did. This curry brings complex and harmonious flavor while also being the perfect pantry staple for a...Read More

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