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Tantalizing Foods From Japan’s Enchanting North!

Tantalizing Foods From Japan’s Enchanting North!

Date published: 19 January 2021

From local ramen to towering seafood bowls, Japan's great northeast is filled with mouthwatering culinary treasures you'll hunger for! To get your ‘to-eat’ list on point, we’ve created a lineup of the Tohoku region’s most delicious delicacies!

These 5 Sado Island Restaurants Will Rock Your Vacation!

These 5 Sado Island Restaurants Will Rock Your Vacation!

Sado Island, surrounded by the Sea of Japan, is a treasure trove of fresh seafood! As a crossroads between warm and cold currents, you can enjoy amazing catches all year round. Sado Island also boasts lushious mountains and plains, spawning a booming agricultural industry producing succulent rice, vegetables, meats, and fruits.

Here, we’ve found some of the best restaurants in Sado Island that perfectly encapsulate this prosperous cuisine culture! With seafood bowls, fried amberjack fish, fruity desserts, and a whole bunch of other scrumptious eats, an endless feast awaits you on Sado Island!

Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba: Stir-Fried Noodles with Soup?! Trying Aomori’s Popular Local Cuisine!

Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba: Stir-Fried Noodles with Soup?! Trying Aomori’s Popular Local Cuisine!

Aomori Prefecture’s most well-known local cuisine, Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba, or stir-fried noodles in soup, has been a hit on Japanese social media in recent years. To see what the fuss is all about, we toured the most popular restaurants in its place of origin, Kuroishi City, to share with our readers how this heart-warming dish was created and the secrets behind its unstoppable popularity!

Sendai’s Iroha Yokocho: 3 Sendai Restaurants for a Taste of Tohoku!

Sendai’s Iroha Yokocho: 3 Sendai Restaurants for a Taste of Tohoku!

When visiting Sendai, you can’t miss Iroha Yokocho! Lined with small shops and eateries, it bustles with both locals and sightseers looking for a fix of Sendai’s renowned cuisine.

We dived into the alleyways of Iroha Yokocho to find three light-hearted establishments serving up an authentic taste of Miyagi Prefecture. From stand-and-eat bars boasting the finest oysters to restaurants using only local produce, your evening in Sendai is sure to be a delicious success!

The 3 Best Aomori Ramen: Famous Shops in Hirosaki, Aomori, and Hachinohe!

The 3 Best Aomori Ramen: Famous Shops in Hirosaki, Aomori, and Hachinohe!

As the number one consumer of cup ramen in Japan, Aomori Prefecture loves ramen! In particular, the three major cities of Hirosaki, Aomori, and Hachinohe teem with hundreds of hole-in-the-wall joints boasting extensive histories and unique flavors.

Here, we’ll be introducing our favorite Aomori ramen outlets! If you’re tired of the same old ramen, these distinctive and gratifying bowls will rekindle your ramen affair!

Tsurukameya Shokudo: Stacked Maguro-don Tuna Bowls!

Tsurukameya Shokudo: Stacked Maguro-don Tuna Bowls!

Maguro-don, or tuna rice bowls, present one of the freshest ways to feast on raw fish! Rather than eating piece by piece, a maguro-don towers with a generous helping of juicy sliced fish over steaming white rice, making it ideal for those preferring their Japanese food mega-sized!

One of the best places for tuna bowls is Aomori Prefecture. With access to the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, the Tsugaru Straits, and the Rikuoku Gulf, Aomori is surrounded by an abundance of seafood. If you want all the info on this delight before trying it yourself, check out our guide to the Aomori maguro-don here!

Gourmet Japanese food goes far beyond Tokyo and Osaka! From the freshest seafood to heartwarming ramen, Japan’s most unique delicacies are tucked away in the northern region of Tohoku!

Written by:

Steve Csorgo

Steve Csorgo

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve currently lives in Niigata City, two hours north-west of Tokyo. His passions include discovering local sake, dining at interesting restaurants and travelling as much of Japan as possible.

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