Product Review: Ochazuke from Nagatanien

Since yesterday was National Beer Lover’s Day, I bet a lot of people had a fantastic Happy Hour last night. Do you remember how many glasses of drink you had? Depending how well today (or this week) goes, today’s dinner will be too much for your stomach after hangover. 

To make sure you’ll recover from it, I’ll introduce the perfect food for today’s late dinner/super early breakfast of tomorrow: Ochazuke! 

This is Japanese traditional, popular rice soup(not quite as porridge.) People usually eat after drinking party to calm their stomach or next day’s breakfast to recover from hangover.

Ochaduke is quite comforting, so if you are suffering for hangover, don’t skip your meal but try a bowl of ochaduke to refuel your body:)

*This post may contain affiliate links, but I’m not getting paid for writing this entry. Sooo this is my very honest (spicy) review;) As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


<Product Review>

Ochazuke Seasoning from Nagatanien

nagatanien ochaduke

Available Flavor: salmon(my fav!) Ume sour plum, seaweed, wasabi, cod roe

Contains: 6 of 0.22oz packs

Price: $1.5~$4? I won’t buy it if it’s over $3.00 for 6 packs…

*And surprisingly usually amazon charged a lot more than in Asian grocery but it’s just as same now! If you are interested, please get it and try it!

Main ingredients: salt, rice cracker, red salmon, sugar, green tea powder, kelp powder etc. 

How to eat: put rice in a bowl, sprinkle the packet and pour hot water over rice. Or by adding extra rice, you’ll enjoy the rice ball and it’s perfect for picnic or hiking. 

Trivia for Ochazuke: If you visit someone from Kyoto and they give you this food, it means “Go home now.” 


You see small powder-like stuff between scallion and rice? It’s the green tea powder. when you eat ochazuke, you need to mix them thoroughly:D



With a bowl of rice, just sprinkle the seasoning and pour hot water, you get a yummy rice dish! Basically you don’t need other toppings to enjoy it, so pretty easy, pretty quick and yummy! The main flavor is salty and savory from salmon and rice crackers. And you find it an interesting texture from rice crackers too! Unlike porridge, you are just pouring hot water over rice so it won’t get starchy so it’s easier to swallow the food. Even though it said ocha(tea)zuke, we use just plain hot water to make it. They contain green tea powder but we hardly feel green tea flavor from them. Probably the most popular one is salmon, but since a lot of people find a way to enjoy it, the flavor choice seems expanding.  

Pro: easy, quick, yummy to make even when you are suffering for a hangover. 

Con: not vegetarian friendly for a majority of flavor. Sensitive for moisture. 


Feel like trying? I promise you won’t regret it! 


<Other food/drinks after a hangover>

Ginger helps you recover from nausea. Honey Ginger Lemonade

honey ginger lemonade

Need to refresh? Grapefruit Berry Smoothie

grapefruit berry smoothie

What, you need more booze? Screwdriver Brownie

nutty screwdriver brownie

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)


6 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    My wife and I plan to go to Kyoto for the first time in about 2 years…I’ll remember the warning in case we get served it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha, yes you probably should😂 But I wonder if they really do coz I know you are a good person👍✨

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Drunken Chef says:

    I will have to try and find this. I have an excellent Asian market a few towns away. I love to go but it’s a bit of a drive and New York traffic sucks the joy out of driving…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Hehe, similar situation here, I need to drive 30min and pay for crossing fee of a bridge🤣🙌💕

      Liked by 1 person

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