Thursday, June 10, 2010

utsuwa chazuke

There was something neat that we found in Kanazawa...utsuwa chazuke.

Utsuwa means bowl/dish and chazuke is cooked rice with green tea poured over it.

Inside of this wafer "dish", the texture of the wafer is similar to an ice cream cone, are condiments like konbu (seaweed), bonito flakes, jakko (whitebait).

After removing the "dish" from the package, break it in half and put on top of your hot rice.

Pour over some brewed green tea or hoji cha (roasted green tea) and enjoy! (I used green tea)

We bought 2 types katsuo (bonito)/konbu (seaweed) and jakko (whitebait)/shiitake (a type of mushroom)...210 yen (about US$2.10) each. One "dish" is actually one serving.

We shared both over two breakfasts and loved the flavors. (This would definitely be nice during winter.)

After looking on the internet for information on this shop, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have a counter at Hankyu Umeda. I hope to pick up more.

Tsukuda no Tsukudani
JR Kanazawa Omiyage Annex


KirkK said...

Wow, I've had my share of chazuke, but I've never seen this before.... it's pretty neat.

jalna said...

Neat! I like your action shot!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk, guess this chazuke is a little more fancy?

Jalna, thanks!

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

OK, those are so cool and fun too!

genkitummy said...

that looks neat! thanks for sharing this new product with us in your blog!

chien said...

hi, very neat indeed. i wonder if the wafer 'disslove' in the hot tea or does it remain a soggy chunk? thanks to advice.

Rowena said...

The bowl looks too cute...and then you get to eat it too! Great find!

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, Genki & Rowena.

Chien, the wafer doesn't dissolve but isn't a chunk either, it kind of breaks apart.

Take care everyone!

Pepe444 said...



kirbie said...

Mmm, this looks yummy!

K and S said...

Thanks for stopping by Pepe444!

Thanks Kirbie, different but delicious :)

Take care you two.