Iwate Food Field Trip: Legend of Cabbage Man

Japan is a country with some of the best food in the world, certainly not exclusive to Tokyo or Osaka! I hope you’re hungry because I’m traveling 550 km north to Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) in the Japanese countryside to stuff my mouth with as much good food as I can!

What’s in my stomach this time?
★ Ramen
★ Cabbage Shioyaki Udon
★ Horumon Nabe
★ Sashimi (Donko and Soi / Rock Fish)
★ Tofu and Soba Nabe
★ Cabbage Ice Cream
★ Japanese Sake (雪の鼓 Yuki no Tsutsumi / 鷲の尾Washinoo )
★ Jamon (Raw Ham)

All of the eating is surrounded by a lot of adventures!
A Japanese festival, kimono rental, 50-meter dash, fishing boat ride along the Japanese coast, and learning to make ramen noodles and the perfect bowl, in 3 minutes or less!

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6rmmgGBLZX32
Iwate prefecture is Japan’s second largest prefecture behind Hokkaido. It’s a 2.5 hour shinkansen ride from Tokyo Station.

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To ENSORQ for showing me around Iwate from start to finish. Definitely check out their website for more information or the activities: https://ensorq.com/ (English)
About the activities:
Ramen lesson’s at Kotsu Kotsu Ramen no.36 are irregular and need a reservation. For the Iwate Machi autumn festival, anyone can join! There is a special float annually public participants. Note that group floats are normally for members only.

Also, a big thank you to the people of Iwate including the friendly groups who let me participate in their Autumn festival!
Shimachi-gumi 新町組 and Omachi-gumi 大町組 fed me a lot of good food and drink … more than I ever needed 🙂

This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He’s been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan’s International Channel.



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