Archive List for food

Freshly caught “Echizen Crabs” sold at morning market

  With the first weekend after the opening of the snow crab fishing season, an annual morning market has begun in Echizen Town, Fukui Prefecture, selling freshly caught “Echizen Crabs”.   (You can view English subtitles by using youtube’s automatic translation feature.)   Echizen Town in Fukui Prefecture, where the snow crab fishing season is […]

New Brand of “Top Quality” Winter Gourmet “Kabako Crab” and “Kambori Yellowtail” from Hokuriku

The season of crab, a representative winter delicacy of Hokuriku, is only a month away. Following the highest price of 5 million yen per crab at last year’s first auction, the highest brand of Kano-gani (snow crab) from Ishikawa Prefecture, “Shine,” will be introduced this year, as well as female Kabako crab and Noto’s cold […]

Kichijoji – Sato’s menchikatsu and croquettes are super tasty!

  Kichijoji Sato, a meat and delicatessen store, is located just a minute’s walk from Kichijoji Station. It was reopened in 2018.   The name “Kichijoji Satou” has become synonymous with “Satou’s Menchikatsu” when talking about Kichijoji. It is a popular restaurant with a long line even on weekdays. The beef is purchased directly from […]

“Aizu Oden” as a new specialty ーFukushima

The “Aizu Oden Project” was launched to revitalize the tourism and restaurant industries in the Aizu region, which has been hit hard by the new coronavirus, by making oden a new specialty. The restaurant “Takiino” in Aizuwakamatsu City will start selling Aizu Oden on the 26th. The company intends to encourage other restaurants to offer […]

“Toden Monaka” by Akemi Confectionery

Riding on the Humanity of the Downtown The train picks up passengers at the stop, and when the “ding-dong” bell rings, it signals departure. The Toden Arakawa Line is a one-car streetcar that runs through downtown Tokyo from Minowabashi (Arakawa-ku, Tokyo) to Waseda (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo). Its lovely appearance has been popular as a confectionary for […]

What is Ramen Jiro? Check out the unspoken rules and a popular restaurant.

The name “Ramen Jiro” pops up from time to time from the mouths of ramen connoisseurs. I’m curious about it, but somewhat afraid of the complicated rules that seem to exist. …… To dispel such fears, here is a thorough explanation of “Jiro.   Ramen Jiro has a meal ticket system. There are two sizes: […]

Dam-aged sake, a Toyama specialty, stored in five locations in Kurobe and other areas, tastes mellow in a cool, dark environment

An initiative to store and mature Toyama Prefecture’s local sake in the tunnels of the Kurobe Dam and other facilities is gaining popularity. The “Toyama Dam Aged Sake,” which takes advantage of the stable cool and dark environment, is characterized by its mild flavor. Kiyomitsu Tajika, 70, secretary general of the prefectural sake brewers’ association, […]

Toyama Specialty Red Snow Crab Served in School Lunches at Elementary Schools

In an effort to increase local children’s interest in the fishing industry, an elementary school in the city of Imizu, Toyama Prefecture, served each student a cup of its specialty red snow crab for lunch on July 7. The Shin-Minato Fishery Cooperative Association in Imizu City provides locally caught red snow crab to elementary schools […]

Oyster shipments for raw consumption lifted two weeks later than usual in Miyagi

In Miyagi Prefecture, one of the largest oyster producers in Japan, the ban on the shipment of oysters for raw consumption was lifted on the 11th, two weeks later than usual, and preparations are underway for the first shipment in Ishinomaki City, the production center. The shipment of oysters for raw consumption is lifted every […]

Nagano Prefecture-developed “Shinano Sweet” apples begin shipping.

In Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture, shipments of “Shinano Sweet,” an apple variety developed by the prefecture, have begun. The “Shinano Sweet” was developed by Nagano Prefecture and registered in 1996, and is characterized by its low acidity and strong sweetness.   At the JA’s fruit-sorting plant in Azumino City, the shipping of the red-colored Shinano […]