Hegi Soba (へぎそば)The main characteristic of hegi soba is the seaweed. The hegi soba noodles are a little more slippery and chewy then other soba noodles because of the seaweed. It is called hegi because the wooden tray it is served in is called hegi.
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)"Wagyu" refers only to four varieties, Japanese Black, Japanese Brown, Japanese Hornless, and Japan Shorthorn. It is characterized by high quality, rich umami and juicy fat among beef. In Japan, many people may definitely think of brands...
Kumagaya Udon (熊谷うどん)Along with Kagawa prefecture, which is known as "Udon Prefecture", Saitama Prefecture is also the "Udon Kingdom". The production volume is the second largest in Japan. Since ancient times, udon has been eaten in various situations in the...
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)Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, which is centered on the Kiryu River, is a "textile town" where textile industries such as weaving and sewing flourished. In this town, which has made many obi in kimono, there is a flat udon noodle that loo...
Utsunomiya Gyoza (宇都宮餃子)If you are interested in local cuisine from Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, you might want to try Utsunomiya Gyoza, a type of dumpling that is filled with minced meat and vegetables and wrapped in a thin dough. Utsunomiya Gyoza is f...
Kitakata Ramen (喜多方ラーメン)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. It is among the three most popular ramen i...