Friday, September 30, 2016

kochi omiyage

These days whenever we go travelling, I try to pick up food things as omiyage (souvenir).

I usually don't give away omiyage to anyone, well, sometimes to MIL, but I mostly buy for us to try.

Like these mi-re (mee-ray) biscuits (blue side), tiny crackers, that tasted similar to ritz crackers.

The red side was kenpi, thinly sliced sweet potato that is fried and coated with a sweet glaze...super addicting.

A lot of yuzu is grown in Kochi.

Most residents use yuzu in place of shoyu and squeeze some onto their sashimi.

I often like to buy yuzu if it the peel has been candied.

A lot of ginger is also grown in Kochi.

This okazu (side dish) shoga looked interesting.

Diced ginger simmered with shoyu, sugar and other seasonings.

The package says you can mix it with rice, put it into omelettes, and many more uses...really versatile.

The biscuits and kenpi are already gone, can't wait to try the yuzu and ginger.


Rowena said...

oh that omelette idea sounds interesting!

K said...

Looks like you picked up some delicious treats!

Anonymous said...

You don't have to buy omiyage for your husband's office whenever you take a trip? As you know we do it here all the time and the tradition started in Japan. Always always omiyage when you travel. -N

jalna said...

Interesting things you got!!

K and S said...

hope it is good, Rowena :)

hope so K!

nah, N, I always ask, don't you need to bring something back for your office but he always says he never told them where we were going, so no need :O

indeed Jalna :)

Take care everyone.