Shirasu (しらす)In Japan, whitebait is called shirasu, which is small immature fish. They are less than 2cm in length, typically sardines, but can also be the fry of herring, sweet fish, conger eel, or others. This tiny fish ingredient can be found in almost all Japanese supermarkets. You can eat it raw or boiled.
Yoshida Udon (吉田うどん)Characterized by its firm and thick flour noodles. Made with a broth of a miso or soy sauce blend and typically with boiled cabbage. Fujiyoshida's famous specialty udon.
Namerou (なめろう)It is such a satisfying meal that you will lick the plate clean, hence the name namerou which means to lick. It is a seafood dish that consists of multiple kinds of fresh fish minced up together.
Yonezawa Beef (米沢牛)【Introduction to Yonezawa Beef】 Yamagata Prefecture is where Yonezawa Beef is produced and chief among these producers is Yonezawa city. Only cows that meet the strict qualifying standards are selected for Yonezawa Beef having been rai...
Kumagaya Udon (熊谷うどん)【Origin of Kumagaya Udon】 This is a traditional Japanese to-go dish, that is very popular among both locals and foreigners. Kumagaya is one of Japan's leading producers of wheat for more than five hundred years. At the end of the Edo p...
Stamina Ramen (スタミナラーメン)Sweet and spicy bowl of thick noodles with liver, cabbage, pumpkin and other variety of vegetables. Healthy ramen that fills your stamina bars.
Himokawa Udon (ひもかわうどん)【Origin of Himokawa Udon】 Himokawa udon is a type of noodle with quite a characteristic shape, traditionally made in the Kiryu area, in Gunma prefecture. This region is known for being a leading area of wheat production, so the dish it...
Utsunomiya Gyoza (宇都宮餃子)【Utsunomiya City's Famous Gyoza Dumpling】 Utsunomiya is known as the town of dumplings. There are so many restaurants selling gyoza dumplings, some even being dumplings only. In japan, it is one of the most famous of the gyoza dumpling...
Kitakata Ramen (喜多方ラーメン)【From the Ramen capital, Kitakata city. 】 Kitakata City, a small city in northern Japan, is known for its many ramen shops. It is the most ramen shops you will see per person in all of Japan, and also where Kitakata ramen gets its name...
Kiritanpo (きりたんぽ)【Introduction to Kiritanpo】 Kiritanpo is a traditional food in Akita prefecture which consists of half-smashed rice shaped into a cylindrical one and toasted on the fire. It is considered a pounded rice snack in Akita. They mash the ri...