本日は、The Bar OTOZUREの人気メニュー「板わさ」をご紹介いたします。
Itawasa, slices of Kamaboko grilled fish paste served with wasabi horseradish and soy sauce, is one of the popular dishes at the bar OTOZURE. AS for the Kamaboko of this Itawasa, ‘Hamachidori’ from the long-running Kamaboko shop ‘YAMATO KAMABOKO’ is served. ‘Hamachidori’ is a multi-award-winning Kamaboko, holding a Japanese royal warrant. They make kamaboko from freshly caught fishes in the morning, not using frozen minced fish paste. Their factory is closed on the day they don’t catch fishes.
Differing from the other area in Japan, this Kamaboko is made by unique method, and it gives the Kamaboko a smooth and bouncy texture. Just try one, if you never taste it!
Loved by locals, Kawara-soba is a green tea soba noodle placed on a hot roof tile, topped with thinly shredded egg omelet, salty seasoned beef and roasted seaweed. It is served with a warm dipping sauce. The hot tile gives the soba noodles the crispy and slightly scorched taste. This is the local cuisine! Come try an amazing food when visiting Yamaguchi prefecture.
Also, Unameshi (steamed rice with eel) is a must-eat dish. The eels here are fragrant and soft in a secret sweet sauce.
Wake up early and get a head start while travelling?
Here is ‘Aobasu’ lotus at Saienji Temple in Omijima. They bloom July to early August with big white petals. Long time ago, ‘Aobasu’ lotus was brought and planted at Saienji Temple by the buddhist monk who had studied in China. An flower will die after three to four days. The lotuses all open together in the morning and they tuck their petals away at dusk. (at their most beautiful around 7:00am to 9:00am)
2118, Senzaki, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi-Prefecture *a 20-minute drive from Bettei Otozure
We’ve got new items from Hagi-yaki ware artist “Kaneko Tsukasa” in stock. Those are now on sale at souvenir shop of both Otozure and Otani Sanso. Come and check out! The photos below show the inside of his atelier. Lovely wind-chimes!