About Us

Yun Hai 雲海 offers a selection of premium ingredients for Chinese and Taiwanese cooking. We source directly from artisans, farms, and soy sauce breweries in Taiwan. Terrain, technique, history, and humanity come together in the traditional foods we distribute.

Hot Sauces and Condiments

Small-batch, handmade, and preservative free.

Soy Sauces and Pastes

Our naturally fermented, hand made soy sauces are gluten-free and use non-GMO, pesticide-free black soybeans. After inoculation with Koji, the soy beans are left to ferment naturally under the sun for six months to one year in terracotta vats that are generations old.

Tainan Style Zong Zi 台南肉粽

Sticky Rice Dumplings, or Zongzi 粽子, are more of a format than a specific dish—glutinous rice is packed tightly into a tetrahedral funnel made of bamboo leaves and tied off with straw or twine. When steamed or boiled, the rice expands and sticks together, creating a chewy, chopstick-able, geometric suspension of rice and other fillings.

We  present a recipe for Zongzi in the classic style of Southern Taiwan: the rice is lightly seasoned with soy sauces and stir fried before filling, the pork is marinated and browned, salted egg yolk adds brightness, boiled peanuts bring silkiness, and dried baby shrimp, shallots and shiitake mushroom combine with the fragrance of the bamboo leaves to create a distinct herbacious flavor.