One of the things I enjoy about traveling is meeting the local goodies! Visitors to Aomori Prefecture for the first time will be surprised by the high quality of the food. There are many stories behind the food that is loved locally. Aomori Prefecture is blessed with an abundance of seafood and mountain products and offers a wide variety of culinary attractions. Enjoying the food and interacting with the locals is sure to make a trip you will never forget!
It's like a food theme park! One of the largest markets in Japan.
Hasshoku Center is located in Hachinohe City, a town of the sea. It is one of the largest indoor markets in Japan, with about 60 stores lined up in a 170-meter-long facility. There are shops and restaurants selling fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables, meat, delicacies, and sweets that have just been landed in Hachinohe Port, and the lively atmosphere is exciting! The "Nanawa Village" is a space where you can eat seafood and meat bought in the market and grilled over charcoal. Everyone can enjoy sizzling scallops, squid and meat from the prefecture. In addition, there are also kaiten-zushi restaurants that boast of fresh ingredients, Hachinohe's local dishes such as senbei-jiru and strawberry stew, as well as restaurants that serve a variety of set meals and Hachinohe ramen. It is convenient to take the 100 yen bus from Hachinohe Station to Hasshoku Center.
Nokke-don at Aomori Fish & Vegetable Center
The ultimate selfish rice bowl that can be customized to your liking
Nokke-don, a specialty of the Aomori Fish and Vegetable Center, located a six-minute walk from JR Aomori Station. You can choose your favorite ingredients from the market and put them on rice on a bowl. When you enter the market, you first buy a meal ticket set and exchange it for a bowl of rice. After that, you can walk around the market and exchange your favorite ingredients for a meal ticket at your favorite restaurant, and put them on your bowl of rice. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Aomori is a treasure trove of fresh fish and shellfish. In addition to tuna from Oma and scallops from Mutsu Bay, you can enjoy a variety of premium ingredients such as crab, salmon, salmon and sea urchin at surprisingly reasonable prices. In addition to seafood, the meat is grilled right in front of you by the butcher, and you can top it off with side dishes and pickles handmade by your mother at the market.
Flounder's pickled rice bowl at Minato Diner
Filling the donburi! The golden glow of the exquisite flounder.
Minato Shokudo is located about a two-minute walk from Mutsu Minato Station in Hachinohe City. The "Flounder's pickled rice bowl" is a signature dish that has won a gold medal at the National Donburi Grand Prix. It is a very popular restaurant that attracts fans from all over the country with this in mind. This flounder is designated as a "fish of Aomori Prefecture. At Minato Shokudo, fresh flounder is served by a cooking method called "pickling" which is seasoned with seasoning liquid to bring out the best flavor of flounder. The donburi that came to us was a brilliantly colored contrast between the glittering golden flounder and the egg yolks and wasabi. According to the restaurant, it is recommended to stir it to your liking before eating it. When you take a bite, the flounder and the egg yolk, which is covered in a sauce with a slight garlic aroma, are combined with the exquisite flavor. It's open from early in the morning, but it's recommended to come early because there's a line up after 9am!
In Hachinohe, there is a "morning market" that has been handed down in the community since ancient times. Near Minato Shokudo, one of the largest in Japan, In addition,"Tatehana Quay Morning Market" and the "Market in front of Mutsu Minato Station" are held periodically.
Grilled Mackerel Pizza at Garden Restaurant Fezzant
Pizza topped with branded mackerel.
Hachinohe is the northernmost point of Japan's mackerel fishery on Honshu. Mackerel grows up in the sea where the sea temperature is low, and the meat is firm and fatty. Hachinohe City's Tanesashi Beach Garden Restaurant Fezzant, is popular for its "grilled mackerel pizza". The thin, crispy pizza dough, with the crispy mackerel in your mouth, tastes like anchovies. In addition, Fezzant's way of eating it is not to use Tabasco, but to pour "San Masu-zuke," a sauce used in local cuisine. San-masuzuke is a seasoning that has been made in Aomori households since ancient times. It is a blend of soy sauce, koji, and ao-nanban (red pepper). It's a great topping for pizza. The spiciness and depth of the flavor is enhanced by the spiciness. The owner is also a fisherman, and during the sea urchin season, his sea urchin cream pasta made with freshly caught sea urchins in the morning is very popular.
In Hachinohe, there are many shops that serve the brand name Hachinohe-maeoki mackerel. At Mackerel Station in the city center, you can taste the best of mackerel dishes.
Gyoza by Wanmi
The amount of garlic is outrageous! Gyoza (dumplings) with an endless supply of addictive people
Wanmi is located about a 10-minute drive from JR Aomori Station. The restaurant is famous for its dumplings made with plenty of garlic from Tagomachi, Aomori Prefecture. The dumplings are wrapped in a thin and slippery skin that looks like wontons and are slightly smaller in size. When eaten in a sauce with raw garlic cloves, the intense garlic flavor spreads in your mouth. Some customers seem to get addicted to it once they eat it, and there are even customers who eat several servings of dumplings by themselves. If you come to Aomori Prefecture, which produces the largest amount of garlic in Japan, this is a must-try dish.
Yanagiya's " Fly Ball"
Anan Donuts, loved for nearly 100 years
Yanagiya's signature product "Fly Ball" in Mutsu City has been loved for nearly 100 years since its establishment in 1929. An An Donut is a deep-fried doughnut filled with Japanese red bean paste. The round shape is cute, and the bean jam is moist and moderately sweet. Although it is a deep-fried snack, it is not greasy because the ingredients are carefully blended. At the store, you can buy two types, one sprinkled with sugar and one uncoated. The head office is about a 10-minute walk from Shimokita Station in Mutsu City, and there is another branch in the city.
In addition, the city of Mutsu's "Yoshida Bakery" is popular for its "An butter", which is two slices of bread coated with bean jam and butter.
British Toast by Kudo Bread
An ultra-long-selling bread loved by the people of Aomori Prefecture.
Since its launch in 1967, it has been the soul food of the people of Aomori Prefecture. This product has been loved for more than 50 years as a food bread, with plenty of margarine and granulated sugar between two pieces of bread. The slight saltiness of the margarine and the sweetness of the sugar create an exquisite harmony that fills your mouth. Many people become addicted to the crunchy texture of granulated sugar, and a "crunchy" type with more granulated sugar is now available. In addition, the company has been creating a buzz by releasing a series of unique new products in collaboration with various companies. It's available at large supermarkets and convenience stores in the prefecture, so you can try different flavors and compare them!
Aomori citizen love! What is addictive bread?
Draw Dazai Osamu, a collaboration bread of the TV animation "Bungo Stray Dogs" in Aomori
Aomori's Kudo bread, 3 types of collaboration bread to be released "Peco-chan" "Pine candy" etc.
Kudo bread gathered on the net even before the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dazai Osamu's collaboration bread
Black melon bread Kudo bread and Aomori Prefectural Police tied up in Aomori
Aomori\/Kashiwagi Agricultural High School and Lawson collaborate to sell sweet bread using locally produced peaches
Aomori's soul food "British toast" is squishy, and Igiri French toast
Local bread "British toast" in Aomori collaborates with police for the first time in Traffic Safety Month
Aomori\/Fujisaki's bakery “Le Bonur” continues to sell bread with 5th anniversary ingredients
British toast collaborates with Toyopet Aomori to visitors
Aomori's Kudo bread is a "Dou fig bread" World Heritage registration support project
Aomori's local bread "British toast" hard type strengthens the sense of squeaking
Local curry in Aomori "British French toast" European curry flavor "It was good"
Aomori Local Bread "British French Toast" Pizza Style Resale
"Love Live!" X "British Toast" collaboration bread is selling well
New product "Pizza style" in "African French toast"
"British French toast" becomes a hot topic in Aomori Prefecture-Ask the person in charge about the origin of the product name
Selling bread using Aomori's soul sauce "stamina source"
Hello Kitty version on "British Toast" -Collaboration with apples from Aomori Prefecture
Kudo Bread homepage
Aomori Prefecture is a place blessed with a wide variety of foods. In recent years, local residents have developed "New Local Gourmet" to refine and serve local specialties. Currently, there are five types of dishes in the prefecture: "Fukaura Tuna Steak Don", "Hirauchi Scallop Live Gozen", "Nakadomari Mebaru Sashimi and Nibiru Gozen", "Tago Garlic Steak Gohan" and "Higashidori Natural Flounder Sashimi Jyu".