- If you come to Sendai, this is it! Sendai's 7 famous gourmet specialties
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If you come to Sendai, this is it! Sendai's 7 famous gourmet specialties
Here are some of the famous gourmet foods that you should definitely check out if you go to Sendai.
Sendai City's Famous Gourmet
The standard set meal at a beef tongue restaurant in Sendai is a thick slice of beef tongue served with barley rice and tail soup. 1,500 to 2,000 yen for a thick slice of beef tongue is popular among locals and tourists alike. Beef tongue is low in fat, so even those who are concerned about calories can enjoy a full meal of meat.
JR Sendai Station is home to "Beef tongue street" lined with restaurants specializing in beef tongue. If you have trouble deciding where to go, or if you want to enjoy beef tongue without leaving the station, why not stop by "Beef tongue street"?
There are many stores specializing in sasa-kamaboko, but one of the most famous is "Abe Kamaboko-ten". Not only is the standard sasa-kamaboko delicious, but there is also a wide variety, such as cheese-filled and bite-sized ones, that will make you want to try many different flavors.
In recent years, Zunda has been used not only in rice cakes, but also in a variety of other sweets, such as Zunda pudding, Zunda shakes, Zunda ice cream, and many other variations. Even if you are not a fan of rice cakes, you can easily enjoy eating and drinking Zunda sweets.
・Chilled Chinese noodles
Chilled Chinese noodles is still a staple of summer gourmet food, but many Chinese restaurants in Sendai offer this Chilled Chinese noodles all year round. Also, as it is said to be the birthplace, each store has its own ingenious Chilled Chinese noodles, so it is recommended to try and compare them.
At "Chinese Cuisine Ryutei", which is said to be the originator of Chilled Chinese food, it is served under the name "Ryanbanmen". You can choose from soy sauce sauce and sesame sauce. Soy sauce sauce is a seasoning that makes you want to drink until the end, and sesame sauce is a seasoning that you can eat until the end without getting tired, both of which are popular. You can choose from two types of sauce, soy sauce sauce and sesame sauce, not only at "Ryutei" but also at many specialty stores in the city.
Specialty Gourmet Foods in Sendai and Surrounding Areas
Some people may think sushi restaurants are somewhat difficult to get into, but there are conveyor belt sushi restaurants and sushi restaurants popular with families, and there are more than a dozen sushi restaurants in the station area alone, so you can enjoy Shiogama's sushi with peace of mind.
The oysters of Miyagi Prefecture are slightly smaller than those of Hiroshima Prefecture, but they have a concentrated flavor and a rich, creamy taste.
Oysters are mainly in season in winter, but Miyagi oysters are especially delicious from late March to April, when spring arrives, because their flesh is firmer.
Oysters are widely available in the coastal areas of Miyagi Prefecture, but Matsushima is still the most famous oyster producing area. Some restaurants offer an "all-you-can-eat" menu where you can grill and eat your own oysters, others offer oyster courses, and still others allow you to enjoy oysters in a variety of styles, starting with a single oyster.
Another important feature of Umen is that it is made without oil, whereas somen noodles are coated with oil when they are rolled out. This makes them less stressful on the stomach and intestines, and they are one of the most easily digestible types of noodles.
Although written as "warm noodles", they can be eaten cold in summer, like somen, or warm in winter, and are eaten throughout the year.
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Sendai (opening July 1, 2022) also offers Sendai specialties.
How was it? We have introduced some of the best gourmet specialties in and around Sendai City. In addition to those introduced here, there are many other delicious gourmet foods in and around Sendai City, such as harako-meshi (harako rice), Sendai aburafu, and Sendai miso ramen. When you visit Sendai, please refer to the above list and try to find your favorite menu.