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What is Weipa Seasoning?

  • 2 min read

Chinese cuisine is very rich and diverse. For example, the Cantonese cuisine uses plenty of seafood, the Hunan cuisine is very seasonal and the Sichuan cuisine is most well-known for its hot and spicy flavor.

However, one thing in common is its unique taste of broth used for various dishes such as fried rice or dumplings.

One Japanese company that had achieved to reproduce this taste is Kouki Shoko which was founded in Nankin-Machi (the China Town of Kobe) in 1953.

Kouki Shoko has still a shop in Nankin-Machi where different Chinese groceries, sweets and seasonings can be found. And of course, there you will find Weipa (the name that Kouki Shoko gave to the seasoning it created to add authentic Chinese flavor to any dish).

Kouki Shoko Weipa Seasoning

But what is exactly Weipa?

Weipa is a versatile Chinese stock used as seasoning for many Chinese dishes and Japanese style Chinese foods such as fried rice, gyoza or soups.

Weipa means "king of taste" and consists of chicken and pork bones extracts, vegetables and spices mixed into a paste.

Kouki Shoko Weipa Seasoning

In Japan is a popular seasoning to make instant soups or add flavour and richness to various dishes.

This seasoning made of vegetables, spices, chicken and pork bones, adds a delicious and authentic Chinese flavor to your dishes.Soup made with Weipa

Weipa Ingredients. Does Weipa contain beef?

Weipa seasoning does not contain beef. It is made with chicken, pork, onion, garlic and spices.

The full list of ingredients is: salt, pork and chicken extracts, vegetable extract, animal and vegetable fat, sugar, lactose, flour, spices, seasonings (amino acids, etc.)

Where to buy Weipa

At Japanese Taste we carry different sizes and formats of weipa seasoning and we can ship it fast and securely to you.

Kouki Shoko Weipa All-Purpose Chinese Seasoning Can 500g

The regular version of weipa in a can. Made with plenty of vegetables, spices, chicken and pork extract to add flavor to any dish. 

Kouki Shoko Premium Weipa All-Purpose Chinese Seasoning 250g

Premium weipa seasoning with 1.7 times more quantity of pork, chicken and vegetables extract than the regular weipa.

Kouki Shoko Weipa All-Purpose Chinese Seasoning Tube 125g

Weipa in tube is the most convenient format of weipa available. Just squeeze the tube and get the weipa ready to your cookings. Due to differences in raw materials and manufacturing methods, the flavor is slightly different from can-type Weipa.