The city sitting with its back to sacred
Mt. Hakusan provides a cornucopia
of natural ingredients.
Wild plant cuisine
‘Soba’ (buckwheat noodles)
River fish cuisine
Female crab set meals served
on Kutaniyaki and Yamanaka Shikki wares.
Kaga Crab Gohan, by definition, is as follows: a female crab rice dish, five small side dishes utilizing seasonal ingredients such as vegetables or seafood, a cup of seafood miso soup, a cup of chilled Kaga Bocha tea, and a dessert accompanied by cup of coffee, all served brilliantly on Kutaniyaki ceramics alongside Yamanaka Shikki lacquerware.
In the Hokuriku region, we call female snow crab kobakogani, which literally means flavor box crab. Although it has less meat compared to male crabs, its brain and roe during the winter months is a real delicacy of this region’s gastronomy. A valuable whole kobakogani unloaded at the Hashitate fishing port in Kaga City, along with Koshihikari brand rice from Ishikawa is the gold standard dish for this Kaga Crab Gohan set. Despite its limited catching season, you can order them anytime through the year at seven restaurants in Kaga City. Each of the seven features their original rice dishes, and they are all priced at 1,800 yen (yes, tax is included in price)! The number of Kaga Crab Gohan set meals at each restaurant is limited per day, so reservations are definitely recommended. Visit the web site once in a while to receive updates!
Surprisingly, certain Kutaniyaki porcelain and Yamanaka Shikki wares were actually made just for this cuisine by local artists. So please do not forget to appreciate their artistic presentation before eating!
Kaga Crab gohan
THE 7 SHOPS
and their main features of the Kaga Crab Gohan set meal:
1. Kaga Ryori BANTEI (Daishoji district): Crab congee with two flavors
2. Kuimonya FURUSATO (JR Kaga-Onsen station): Assorted crab sushi
3. CASA FORTUNA (JR Kaga-Onsen station area): Chilld crab risotto
4. KENSANTEI (Yamanaka Onsen): Tea-flavored crab rice and rice soup
5. Kappo KAGA (Yamashiro Onsen): Sizzling crab rice in a stone bowl
6. CHIKUSUI (Hotel Arrowle): Egg-wrapped crab rice with ankake sauce
7. MACHI-CAFE (Katayamazu Onsen): Crab and vegetable fritter bowl.
Kaga Crab Gohan
Visitor Center in JR Kaga-Onsen Station:
KAGA TABI MACHI NET
Phone 0761-72-6678 / Fax 0761-72-6679
Dine casually, just like a Komatsu native!
You will simply adore their cuisine!
Compared with the other two citi
(Walnut / Gori fish)
with Kabuki package
Komatsu Udon noodles
with a prawn tempura, grated daikon radish,
and a slice of Kabukkie kamaboko
(steamed fish sausage).
of Mt. Hakusan.
❶ Tedorigawa brand sake
(Yoshida Shuzo Brewery)
❷ Tengumai brand sake
(Shata Shuzo Brewer)
❸❹❺ Manzairaku-Hakusan brand sake
(Kobori Shuzo Brewery)
Eggs boiled in the Spring Water!
Japanese people love onsen-tamago eggs. Compared with coddled eggs, onsen-tamago are uniquely cooked because of the hot spring temperature. The egg white has a softer texture than the yolk does. You can get one in most spa towns in Southern Ishikawa.
Komatsu is famous as a tomato-producing district in Ishikawa. Why not try a retort-packed curry that utilizes local tomatoes, or the tomato curry flavored okaki (Japanese rice crackers)?
Spa in Southern Ishikawa