FLAVORS OF OKUAIZU
Flavors of Okuaizu Spotlight
This is a steamed cake made of millet filled with sweet red bean paste.
The texture of the cake is soft and a bit sticky.
You will also feel grain of millet in your mouth, that generates pleasant sensation. You will find stores of this sweet near Fukuman Kokuzo Bosatsu Enzoji.
You may look for steam raising up from steamers when you search for the stores.
Aizu Yanaizu Sauce Katsu Don
This is a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet and thin-sliced cabbage with special Sauce.
In Yanaizu, cooked eggs are spread between cabbage and a pork cutlet.
Aizu Jidori (Chicken)
Aizu Jidori is a type of chicken grown in the Aizu region.
These cage-free chickens are fed with locally grown vegetables and compound feed.
Meats of Aizu Jidori are known for great flavor and texture.
Oshio Natural Sparkling Water (in Kaneyama)
Natural sparkling water is gushing out from a spring in Kaneyama.
This fizzy water has moderate flavor and is pleasant to drink.
Location: Oshio, Kaneyama
Okuaizu Kaneyama Natural Sparkling Water
The Nekka Shochu (Rice-shochu)
The Nekka Shochu is distilled from rice harvested in Tadami.
The flavor of the shochu has distinctive aroma and strong body.
Produced by the smallest distillery in Japan, the Nekka Shochu was awarded the silver medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition (Shochu category).
Location: 998 Oki Yanatori, Tadami
Okuaizu Kaneyama Aka Kabocha (Red Pumpkin)
The shape of Okuaizu Kaneyama Aka Kabocha is distinctive.
At the bottom of it, there is a swelling.
The pumpkins are being dangled, so that they do not touch the ground.
The taste is very sweet and the flavor is often compared with a chestnut and sweet potato.
Because Hinoemata is in a mountain region, it is not suitable for farming geologically.
Therefore, people in the region created dishes with ingredients such as wild vegetables, mushrooms and river fishes.
Yamodo Ryori used to be prepared by a wife for a husband who worked in a mountain every day.
Katsu Curry Mix Ramen
This unique dish is a collaboration of a curry with deep-fried pork cutlet and a ramen noodle.
The volume is suitable for a person with big appetite.
Location: Syokudo Ofukuro
601 Shitamachi Kawaguchi, Kaneyama