また、「隠し味」と称してある種の調味料（例えば塩・酒）を少量加えることにより、材料の持味のある要素（例えば甘味）を引き立たせる用法もある。 For instance, a small amount of salt is added as a "hidden seasoning" to bring out the natural sweetness of a dish.
Also, there is another technique, called "hidden seasoning," of adding certain kinds of seasoning （such as salt and sake） to enhance a certain element （such as sweetness） of the natural flavor of the material."NIPO-335", "2241423"
In seasoning, special efforts are made to enhance the natural flavor of the materials. Typical seasonings are soy sauce, miso, sake, vinegar, and sugar, but in no case is the seasoning so heavy as to make the dish strong or cloying."NIPO-335", "2363753"
The majority of Japanese dishes are contrived to accent the natural flavors of fresh fish, shellfish, and vegetables, and almost all are prepared so as to go well with rice and sake."NIPO-335", "2491375"