This months box was curated by Chef Niki Nakayama.
Price $75 every 3 months.
Variety: There are lots of different curators to choose from.
Something different: This is definitely different from other subscription companies
Commitment issues? Don't want to make a monthly commitment but still want a treasure? You can get a quarterly treasure.
The not so good:
Don't like waiting: If you don't like waiting this may be torture for you.
Quarterly Co. Culinary Box #YUM05
Contents of box with approximate retail price:
Kewpie Mayonnaise. Value = $6.00
Breakaway Matcha coldbrew. Value = $39.00
Suribachi Set. Value = $11.00
Katsuobushi (bonito flakes). Value = $12.00
White Roasted Sesame Seeds. Value = $4.00
Kitazawa Shiso Seeds for 2017 season. Value = $3.69
Kitazawa Shishito Seeds for 2017 season. Value = $3.69
Yuzu Kosho. Value = $7.00
Dashi Kombu. Value = $6.00
The approximate value of this box is $92.38. This is what I call a break even box meaning the value is equal to about the price paid. I paid $88.63 for this box after shipping and tax. I was super excited about this box because I love asian cooking. The flavors are always so simple and complex at the same time. When I first opened the box I saw the bonito flakes. I happened to love, love, love bonito flakes so this was exciting for me. The next item I saw was the dashi kombu. I was excited about this because I love dashi broth and I can't wait to make it from scratch. The other exciting thing is the matcha. Matcha is a green tea and it's delicious. I've never had cold brew matcha but I'm excited to make it. The suribachi set is basically a mortar and pestle but the bowl has ridges so it crushes seeds better.
Verdict: I am so excited about this box!