As the main source of sodium and chloride ions in our diet, salt plays a crucial role in maintaining human health. However, it also plays a major role in the culinary industry, emphasising and lifting the flavours of dishes. Nowadays foodies, professionals, and chefs alike are eager to find the best quality salt for their dishes.
Salt is not just a typical seasoning anymore; where it’s made can have an impact on its taste, smell, and even grain size. When you lick a pinch of sea salt, in particular, you can feel saltiness comes first but also gives you umami and a sweet aftertaste that will linger on your tongue because of minerals.
Visitors to Japan can now discover and experience first-hand how to make sea salt during an interactive workshop in Kochi on the island of Shikoku. Watch how the salt crystalises in the tray filled with evaporating ocean water, which is then stirred to stimulate crystallisation before being harvested – all while taking in the calming ocean views of Kochi.
For more inspiration for your next trip to Japan, explore our dedicated, interactive Japan ebook.