Ingredients

Helmet Crab

Apr 26, 2022 [ingredients]

Helmet Crab

As the season of cherry blossoms approaches in Aomori prefecture, so does the season for Mutsu Bay’s “Togekuri-gani,” or helmet crab. The sweet, delicate flavor of the meat and the rich crab innards are simply superb. About Helmet Crab Helmet crab, or togekuri-gani, is classified in the family of Atelecyclidae,... read more

Nagaimo(Japanese Yam)

Mar 25, 2022 [ingredients]

Nagaimo(Japanese Yam)

Nagaimo Production in Aomori Aomori prefecture is one of the main producers of nagaimo, accounting for approximately 40 percent of the domestic market. Nagaimo is mainly farmed in the eastern Nanbu region, specifically in Towada city, Misawa city, and Tohoku town. The Nanbu region is susceptible to cold weather damage... read more

Aomori Sake

Feb 25, 2022 [ingredients]

Aomori Sake

Aomori local cuisine is best paired with Aomori’s local sake. Today’s highlight is “Aomori Sake,” the best accompaniment to Aomori’s delicious foods. Japanese Sake from Aomori Prefecture Aomori Prefecture, blessed with beautiful, rich nature and traditional culture, produces one of the best sakes in Japan thanks to its quality rice,... read more

Kazamaura Village “Kazamaura Ankou”

Jan 27, 2022 [ingredients]

Kazamaura Village “Kazamaura Ankou”

Ankou no Tomoae The village of Kazamaura can be found in the northern part of the Shimokita peninsula of Aomori prefecture. With plentiful catch from the sea, “ankou,” or monkfish, is a specialty of this village. The ankou found in Kazamaura are caught using a rare technique that keeps the... read more

Ikkyu Nyukon Kabocha Squash

Oct 18, 2021 [ingredients]

Ikkyu Nyukon Kabocha Squash

About Ikkyu Nyukon Kabocha Squash Ikkyu Nyukon Kabocha Squash is produced in the Shimokita and Imabetsu regions of Aomori prefecture, with each plant allowed to bear only one fruit. As the plant matures, offshoots and extra fruits are removed, leaving only a single fruit on the main branch. Taking in... read more

The Outstanding Variety of Rice from Aomori

Sep 27, 2021 [ingredients]

The Outstanding Variety of Rice from Aomori

From the UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakami Mountains to the Hakkoda Mountains, the rich forests feed the streams and the soil in Aomori prefecture to produce incredible tasting rice. Aomori gets the longest sunshine duration in the Tohoku region* during the rice growing season from May to October, producing nutrient-rich... read more

Mutsu Bay Scallops

Aug 26, 2021 [ingredients]

Mutsu Bay Scallops

Mutsu Bay Scallops are known for their sweet savor and plump texture. Boasting outstanding quality and flavor, they are among the most highly prized seafood from Aomori prefecture. What Makes Mutsu Bay Scallops Delicious Mutsu Bay is surrounded by the Shimokita and the Tsugaru peninsula. The mineral-rich water from the... read more

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