No-Frills Kanazawa Cuisine You Should Check Out
Kanazawa boasts some unpretentious dishes simply called “B-kyu Gurume (B-Grade Cuisine)” in addition to higher quality foods such as kaiseki cuisine. While expensive meals are expected to taste excellent, B-kyu Gourmet dishes are cheap yet still delicious enough for local food.

Kanazawa B-kyu Gurume: Kanazawa’s B-Grade Cuisine

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Kanazawa Curry

First of all, you should understand that Japanese curry is totally different from authentic Indian curry! The roux in Kanazawa Curry should be thick, pleasantly spicy, and have a dark brown appearance. It’s topped with a pork cutlet and served with shredded cabbage on a stainless tray. Using a ‘spork’ is also a custom for eating Kanazawa Curry. Once you try it, you will be addicted.

Hung-thon Rice

Hung-thong Rice is a Japanese yoshoku (historically customized western cuisine) dish. Deep-fried breaded fish are served with tartar sauce on ketchup-butter rice covered with fluffy, thin-fried egg. Although the name “Hung” is said to come from “Hungary,” and “thon” the French and Hungarian word for tuna, the exact origin of the name remains a mystery.

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Kanazawa Oden

Oden is a Japanese stewed dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon radish, and fishcakes in a soy-flavored broth. Kanazawa Oden contains more seafood, such as octopus, Japanese Babylon snail, or kani-men (female snow crab meat and brain stuffed together in its shell). Consequently, these additional seafood ingredients add more “umami” (pleasant savory taste) to the soup.

Kaiten-Zushi

Most people believe the quality of kaiten-zushi (conveyor belt sushi) restaurants can’t be better than authentic sushi bars’. Yet that’s not true of Kanazawa’s kaiten-zushi restaurants because we can easily get fresh seafood anytime. Furthermore, at Kanazawa’s kaiten-zushi establishments, customers can order what they want instead of being restricted to sushi offerings from the conveyor belt. S04_ill_回転寿司.jpgushi chefs will happily make fresh sushi for you on demand.