Sushi has benefited from huge popularity in London and it’s now possible to buy all the main Japanese ingredients to make sushi at home. Check out all our Japanese Food Guides or keep reading to find out where to buy pickled ginger in London.
Pickled ginger or sushi ginger (Gari) is a traditional accompaniment to sushi. Like wasabi, it has some antimicrobial properties, which are considered to be beneficial when eating raw fish.
Today, its primary purpose is as a palate cleanser between courses so that you can enjoy the full flavour of each type of sushi. A traditional way to eat sushi is to start with lighter tasting white fish and progress to fattier and more powerful flavours like tuna; with pickled ginger used to cleanse the palate in between.
Pickled Ginger Retailers in London
Japan Center, 19 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ED
Tel: 020 3405 1151 (Online Store)
Umai, 19 Air Street, Soho, London W1B 5AG
Tel: 020 3405 2392
Umai, 1 Fresh Food, Great Eastern Market, Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1GL
Tel: 020 3405 2394
Japan Center Cash amp; Carry, Unit 15 – 18 Victoria Industrial Estate, Victoria Road, London W3 6UU
Tel: 020 3405 2388
We’re huge fans of Japan Centre thanks to their extensive range of Japanese ingredients and numerous stores across London. If you’re planning to make sushi at home then make this your first point of call because they’re likely to have everything you need.
SeeWoo have been providing oriental food products to restaurants, caterers and private customers for over 40 years so you’d expect them to stock pickled ginger. And they do. They’re also one of very few places you can buy authentic Unagi Kabayaki (grilled eel) in London.
Waitrose are the only supermarket to have featured in our Japanese Food Guides and for good reason. As well as being one of the few places you can get wasabi powder, they also stock Clearspring Sushi Ginger and have stores across London.
Our Fine Food friends are a great source of Japanese ingredients, including fresh wasabi. Their same day delivery service is particularly useful if you’re not able to get to one of the other retailers on our list.