Local Dishes & Food

最終更新日 2018年6月11日 印刷

Local Dishes & Food

Our forefathers took advantage of natural resources given to them by the earth and sea to create numerous dishes with exquisite taste. Food connoisseurs will be more than satisfied with the food that Fukui boasts as it ensures maximum flavor of each season.


Echizen Oroshi Soba Noodles
 (Buckwheat noodles with grated radish)

Echizen buckwheat noodles are served with piquant grated radish topping. This type of buckwheat noodles can be thoroughly enjoyed everywhere in Fukui City. There are also many places where you can try to make buckwheat noodles yourself.


Echizen Gani Crab

Echizen Gani crab is the king of winter food from the Sea of Japan. The male crab is called zuwai and the female one is called seiko. Eaten boiled, they fill your mouth with sweet juice.


Amaebi Shrimp 

Along with the Echizen Gani Crab, Amaebi Shrimp is also known as a king of winter food. Melting sweetness and smooth texture make them a first-class food.


Sauce Katsu-Don (Pork cutlet bowl)

Katsu-Don in Fukui is served with a sweet, Japanese style worcestershire sauce. The combination of crisp fried pork cutlet served with sauce made according to the secret recipe is superb.


Local Sake 

Using the pure water of Fukui and the nation's top quality rice in the cool snowy climate, Fukui’s local sake is made with the brewers’ love and skill. Fukui has many kinds of local sake that are unique and rich in flavor.


Echizen Uni (Sea urchin)

Freshly-caught in the Japan Sea, sea urchin paste is preserved in salt according to a secret technique.  This unique taste can be enjoyed only in Fukui. 


Mizuyokan (Red-bean jelly) 

This jelly is a Fukui specialty that represents a taste of winter. It stands out because of its rich muscovado taste and melting, juicy texture. 


Hana Rakkyo (Pickled)

Mainly eaten after being marinated in sugared vinegar, these shallots are glossy and very crispy in texture. 


Heshiko (Preserved mackerel)  

This locally preserved food is made of freshly-caught mackerel which is first washed with water and then pickled with salt and rice bran. Slightly roasted, it goes best with rice and sake. Its unique saltiness and sweetness make a fascinating taste. 


Yakisaba-Zushi (Grilled mackerel sushi)

This new specialty became a topic-of-the-day on TV and magazines. Thick, well-broiled mackerel put on rice rolls tastes very refreshing. 


Fukui Koshihikari Rice 

Koshihikari, which is one of the most delicious rice cultivars, was born in Fukui. The name Koshihikari stands for “Shining Light in Fukui”. 


Momiwakame (Dried seaweed) 

This carefully selected and very nutritious organic food is made of high quality sun-dried seaweed. 

羽二重糯米糕 Habutaemochi (Rice Cakes)

This most famous Fukui confection is named after Habutae, a high-quality silk that is finely-textured, smooth and soft to touch.


Takuan no Nitano (Cooked pickled radish) 

Traditional food eaten in every home since the olden days. Cooked with soy sauce, pickled radish tastes delicious both hot and cold, and goes well with rice as a side dish.