Foods of the region

Food of the region – Uwajima Taimeshi (2022-06-01)

Uwajima taimeshi is a bowl of rice topped with seasoned sashimi of tai (sea bream), which is originally a local cuisine of Uwajima and now offered even in neighboring areas.   Access: Itami AP, Osaka (plane 0:45) Matsuyama AP (bus 0:15) Matsuyama (express train 1:20) Uwajima @ Shin-osaka (shinkansen 0:50) Okayama (express train 2:45) Matsuyama (express train 1:20) Uwajima @… Read more →

Food of the region – Tare katsudon of Niigata (2018-09-17)

Katsudon is a bowl of rice topped with a pork cutlet, one of popular Japanese foods. Normally, the cutlet is wrapped with a beaten egg with soya-based sauce. (Common katsudon (Source: Wikipedia)) Once, Country-Japan introduced sauce-katsudon and demi-katsudon. Now, the other type of katsudon is introduced you, which is tare-katsudon of Niigata Prefecture.   Access: Tokyo (shinkansen 2:15) Niigata @… Read more →

Food of the region – Gyoza dumpling of Utsunomiya (2018-08-18)

Gyoza dumpling (jiaozi) is originally a dish of Northern China.    (Sources: Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiaozi   After the World War II, Japanese repatriates from China brought its recipe, and Chinese jiaozi was evolved to Japanese gyoza.   Utsunomiya of Tochigi Prefecture is known as the town of gyoza because of the high consumption of gyoza by citizens. They say there are… Read more →

Food of the region – Demiglace-katsudon (2017-12-18)

Katsudon is a bowl of rice topped with a pork cutlet, one of popular Japanese food. Normally, the cutlet is wrapped with a beaten egg with soya-based sauce. (“Common” katsudon (Source; Wikipedia))   Webmaster once introduced you sauce-katsudon of Fukui Prefecture which cutlet is simply dipped in Worcester sauce.   Now, Webmaster introduce you another demiglace-katsudon (or simply called “demi-katsudon”)… Read more →

Food of the region – Sauce Katsudon (2017-11-26)

Katsudon is a bowl of rice topped with a pork cutlet, one of popular Japanese food. Normally, the cutlet is wrapped with a beaten egg with soya-based sauce. (“Common” katsudon (Source; Wikipedia))   However, in Fukui Prefecture katsudon is not like this. The cutlet is simply dipped in Worcester sauce. (It is called sauce-katsudon by visitors from outside, but local… Read more →

Food of the región “Salmon cuisine” of Murakami (2017-09-04)

Murakami is known as the town of salmon.   Access: Tokyo (shinkansen 2:15) Niigata (express train 0:48) Murakami @   Since old times, people of Murakami have lived with salmon. You can easily come across that salted salmons are hanged from the eaves along the streets.     There are several fish shops in the town which specialize in salmon… Read more →

Food of the region – Chilled ramen (2017-08-21)

Of course you must know ramen, one of the famous Japanese food, mustn’t you? But, how does it taste if the soup is chilled? You can confirm it at Tochio of Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture.   Chilled ramen is a new specialty of Tochio. There are twelve restaurants in the area which serve chilled ramen.   http://tochiokankou.jp/syokuji/index.html (Japanese)   Access:… Read more →