UMAIMONO AOMORI

No.1 food

Aomori is the top producer of many products in Japan.

No.1 food

The prefecture offers unique, locally sustained products.

AOMORI SPECIALTY GUIDE

Rockfish

Rockfish

Rockfish, or mebaru, is one of the primary fish found in the coastal waters of Japan. Characterized by their large bulged eyes, rockfish are highly... more

MozukuMozuku PearsPears

LOCAL CUISINE

Red Turnip Pickles

Red Turnip Pickles

Red turnip pickles are a traditional dish unique to the Tsugaru region. The pickles are made with dashi kelp, vinegar, coarse sugar, and red turnip... more

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AOMORI RECIPE

Nerigomi / Nerikomi

Nerigomi / NerikomiApr 22, 2021

Nerigomi’s origin is said as the cuisine of vegetable “kuzuyose,” which cooked using “kuzu (potato starch),” of shojin ryori (Buddist vegetarian cuisine). In the Tsugaru region, it is a local dish characterized by using much sugar to make this “kuzu-jiru” tastier. Depends on the area, it is made with potatoes or Japanese taros instead of sweet potatoes. more

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ABOUT AOMORI

Aomori is home to a rich natural environment producing fresh top-quality produce. In addition, Aomori has distinct food cultures that have developed and continue to evolve within its many local regions.