A Delicacy That Brings Together the Flavors & Textures of Offal and Udon Noodles
Tsuyama Offal Udon Noodles
Fresh beef offal glazed in an exquisite miso sauce is a local specialty of the
Tsuyama area that is well known throughout Japan. Mixed with udon
noodles and cooked up on a griddle, the offal gives off a savory aroma that
is sure to stir your appetite.
A Traditional Taste of Hiruzen Flavored with Miso Sauce
Hiruzen Yakisoba Noodles
Covered with a thick, sweet-and-salty sauce and stir-fried together with
fresh local cabbage and chicken that bursts with umami flavor with each
bite, these delicious yakisoba noodles have become a new classic menu
Comfort Food for the Common People (Who Love Their Eggs and Rice)
Misaki Egg Over Rice
Pairing delicious rice from one of the Top 100 Rice Terraces in Japan and
fresh eggs from one of the largest poultry farms in western Japan, this
simple combination transforms these humble ingredients into exquisite
gourmet cuisine, making this dish a hugely popular menu item that has
also been extensively introduced in newspapers, magazines and on TV.
Gyumochidon-Style Himekko Zoni (Rice Cake Soup)
Gyumochidon takes gyudon (beef bowl) and replaces the usual rice with mochi (steamed and pounded rice cakes), using the local specialty of Shinjo Village:
Hime-no-Mochi. This unique dish is a great way to get your fill of Hime-no-Mochi while enjoying the delicious taste of this local delicacy from Shinjo Village.
- Michi-no-Eki Gaisenzakura Shinjoshuku Roadside Station
Jersey Soft-Serve Ice Cream
This soft-serve ice cream is made using plenty of fresh milk from local
Jersey dairy cows. With a distinctive full-bodied texture, this ice cream has
a rich flavor but a mild aftertaste, making it popular among children and
- Hiruzen Jersey Land
Black Soybean Burger
This local delicacy features a patty made of “Sakushu Black (Soybeans),” a
Mimasaka specialty, together with shimeji mushrooms and onions wedged
between a fresh-baked bun made from local rice flour. The teriyaki sauce
slathered on the patty goes very well together with the other ingredients.
- Mimasaka Society of Commerce and Industry
Awakura DeAi (Encounter + Love) Burger
This burger features a fried cutlet of minced flying fish meat from Tottori
Prefecture wedged between a fresh-baked bun made from local rice flour
and spinach. In other words, this is a flavor born out of collaboration
between Tottori and Okayama.
- Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Station) AwakuLAND
“Fresh from the Garden” Bento & Minced Pork Cutlet Burger
This bento emphasizes local ingredients such as seasonal vegetables and
pork from the black pigs for which the area is known. Minced pork culet
burgers made with these black pigs can also be found at Mt. Nagi
Yama-no-Eki (Mountain Station).”
- Mt. Nagi Yama-no-Eki (Mountain Station)
Kagamino Inaka (Country-Style) Curry
The coarsely chopped local vegetables and ample chunks of well-seasoned
chicken bursting with umami flavor add impact to this country-style
curry—just like mom used to make. The secret ingredient is miso, which
gives the curry a rich, full body.
- Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Station) Okutsu Onsen (Hot Spring)
Sozuri Nabe (Hot Pot)
With plentiful slices of beef pared from the bone as well as local vegetables
and tofu, this soy sauce-based nabe (hot pot) is chock full of umami flavor!
And yet, you will be surprised at just how subtle and refined the flavor is!
- Tsuyama Restaurant Association
Jellied Fish or Meat Broth
It is a local dish of Tsuyama where beef tendon, achilles, tail, etc.
are stewed on a simmering fire, and the soup-like product is refrigerated and hardened.
- Tsuyama City Tourism Association
- Tsuyama city
Tsuyama's specialty, dried meat, is made by drying beef blocks for several days to condense the flavor.
It has a reputation for being very delicious when sliced and lightly baked on the surface.
It's not as hard as beef jerky, so it's a souvenir that everyone from the elderly to small children can enjoy.
- Tsuyama City Tourism Association
- Tsuyama city
Bringing together citrons and potatoes (two local specialties of Kumenan
Town), these croquettes contain fresh citron peels. These particular
croquettes are closer to a snack than a side dish. Available for sale
alongside fresh fruits and vegetables at Sansan Kumenan and also at
Uenocho Community Center on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
- Sansan Kumenan
- 1367-1 Shimonika, Kumenan Town
- 8:30~18:00 (Nov.~Mar.: ~17:00)
- Uenocho Community Center
- 546-3 Shimoyuge, Kumenan Town
- 10:00~14:00 (2nd & 4th Saturday)
Sakai Soba Noodles
With only twelve seats available, this soba noodle shop may be small, but
it’s jam-packed with local hospitality—from the farmers who grow the soba
(buckwheat) and vegetables and raise the chickens to the noodle making
master, the ceramic artist and the charcoal maker. The next time you’re on
National Route 53, why not take a ten-minute (by car) detour and drop by?
The shop also offers hands-on soba making lessons for groups (up to 32
people) by reservation. You can also enjoy viewing the terraced rice paddies
of the nearby Rice Terraces of Ohaganishi, making this location ideal for
experiential tours, PTA events and so on.
- Rice Terrace Soba Noodle Shop: Akasoba Tei
Yamaben (Mountain Bento)
This bento features wild vegetables and other local specialties of Kagamino
Town. Reminiscent of the bento grandma used to make, this bento will
cheer you up with its made-with-love flavor.
- Kagamino Town Tourism Association
Yamakko Set Meal
“Yamakko Workshop” is was founded with the aim of reviving the
handmade tofu and fried tofu for which the Ohaga had been known until
production stopped twenty years ago . For just 600 yen, you can enjoy a set
meal that features fried tofu, fresh rice from the rice terraces and dumpling
soup made with okara (bean curd pulp left over from the tofu making
process). They also sell side dishes made with fresh vegetables as well as
okara furikake (seasoning sprinkled on rice), which is one of Misaki Town’s
“Sixth Industry” agricultural development products.
- Rice Terrace Fry Shop: Yamakko
Mimasaka-no-Kuni Tourism Federation
- 〒708-8501 663 yamakita, Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture
- TEL:0868-32-2082 FAX:0868-32-2147
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