This Place in Japan Has Lots of Amazing Seafood and Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt
Travel for your taste buds.
Kanazawa might be best known for Kenrokuen Garden, one of the country’s most beautiful landscaped gardens, but it’s also home to fresh seafood and classic Japanese sweets. If you find yourself on this side of Japan, make sure you visit these places:
Omicho Ichiba Kan 2nd floor, 88, Aokusamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Contact: +81- 76-231-2211
Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Sensai Enishi at Aokusa-machi, Kanawaza City, is directly operated by a fishery company group, so you’re sure to enjoy fresh fish from the market and Kaga's (former name of Kanazawa area) own cuisine. Order their specialty seafood bowls, such as the Mini Bowl (from ¥900), or the Kaisen Enishi Bowl (¥2,680), which is full of local ingredients.
Enjoy the thick taste of eggs and the rich taste of Kobako Crab meat at once with this bowl. This is the winter specialty of the Hokuriku area (around Kanazawa).
The Nodoguro Hitsumabushi (finely chopped rockfish bowl, ¥3,300) is also very popular with tourists. First, eat it as it is, then add some spice for a bit of a kick. Lastly, let it sit in the special soup and enjoy!
Omicho Ishiba Kan 2nd floor, 88, Aokusamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Kaisen Enishi is located inside Omicho Market, a popular Kanazawa destination for tourists. Visit there before 3 p.m. as most stores close around that time.
Kana Za Wa Aisu Kanazawa Higashiyama Shop
1-5-5, Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This popular ice cream was invented by applying Strawberry polyphenol. It doesn’t melt at normal temperature. Made only with natural ingredients, it comes in three flavors: vanilla, strawberry, and matcha. All of them are inspired by local Japanese sweets or Samurai culture.
This popular matcha treat is designed to look like a Yukidsuri, the winter tradition of famous Japanese garden Kenrokuen. Our tip: Eat it with gold leaf powder and soy flour sauce
Maeda Kamon Fu Aisu (¥650) is another favorite. It has a distinct vanilla flavor, and is stamped with the family crest of Kaga’s Maeda Family. Its fine texture is a really good match for its unique light sweet taste.
Provided by Japan Walker™ and Tokai Walker™ (November 15, 2017)