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

Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin

Sea urchins, or uni, belong to the phylum of echinoderms, the same as sea cucumbers. Though there are approximately one hundred and sixty types of... more

RockfishRockfish Masu (Sea Trout)Masu (Sea Trout)

LOCAL CUISINE

Umpei

Umpei

“Umpei” is a half-moon shaped Japanese confectionery made with mochi rice, sugar, and water. Umpei was often given to guests at weddings in the rice-producing... more

Horse Meat Hot PotHorse Meat Hot Pot Kakke DumplingKakke Dumpling

AOMORI RECIPE

Garlic and Burdock Ajillo

Garlic and Burdock AjilloMar 22, 2024

Abundant “Fukuchi White” garlic, suited to the climate, is grown In Aomori Prefecture. The feature of this garlic is that it is large, firm, and snowy white. It is cultivated in a field covered with snow over winter, and because it grows in severe cold, it becomes less spicy and sweeter. In addition, the taste of burdock increases its deliciousness the synergy because of umami with other ingredients. Furthermore, the leftover oil after eating has the umami of the ingredients blended into the oil, so it can be enjoyed twice when used for pasta, fried rice, and so on! 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.