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Jako-Katsu and Jakoten

Jako-Katsu and Jakoten

Jakoten is the soul food of all soul food in Ehime Prefecture. No matter where you go in Ehime, Uwajima or Imabari, you will definitely find a place that sells Jakoten. So what is Jakoten? Well Jakoten is actually made from finely minced fish made into a paste and formed into the well known rectangular like shape. This delicacy was first eaten in the Uwajima region but nowadays it is the soul food of Ehime prefecture. The original Jakoten is seared in a fry pan and is to be eaten with soy sauce and daikon oroshi. However there is another version of it called the Jako-Katsu which is very popular nowadays and you eat it like a katsu with their special sauce.

Jako-Katsu

Jako-Katsu

Jakoten

Jakoten

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Uwajima Tai-meshi

Uwajima Tai-meshi

Tai-meshi is one of the more well-known soul food of Ehime prefecture. However people from abroad might not know that there are actually 2 types of Tai-meshi in Ehime. The first one is the Matsuyama style which is rice served with cooked Tai while the other one is the Uwajima style which is served with raw Tai slices. For this blog entry I will be focusing on the second one, the Uwajima style Tai-meshi. The Uwajima-style Tai-meshi is mostly eaten in the Uwajima region of Ehime, which is located in the more southern part of Ehime close to the border with Kochi prefecture. The steps to devour this delicacy is simple. First you take the raw egg and put it into the sauce and mix it well. Then you add the sauce on to the raw slices of tai and rice according to taste. The sauce is kind of sweet so beware on the amount you add.

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Age-Tai Burger

Age-Tai Burger

I found out this joint while wandering around the streets near Okaido. This burger joint first caught my eye because my friend told me that I have to try their Tai or Hamachi if I ever go to Ehime. When people think of Ehime and Tai they would immediately think of the two different Tai-meshi, the Uwajima style and the Matsuyama style. However I wanted to have something out of the ordinary and that's why my food sense led me to this burger joint. Here they fry their piece of Tai and top it with onions and tar tar sauce. Though this dish might not look traditional, many locals do visit this joint and I believe this burger has also become one of the great soul-food of Ehime.

Age-Tai Burger

Age-Tai Burger

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Imabari Yakibuta Tamago Meshi

Yakibuta Tamago Meshi

This is one of the soul food of Imabari City which is located Northern side of Ehime prefecture near the Seto Inlet. Though butadon (pork over rice) is very common in Japanese cuisine this is yet different than the other ones being served around Japan. In another blog I wrote about the Obihiro butadon and how amazing it tasted with the seasoning they put on the pork slices and the sweet sauce the glaze it with. For the Imabari's Yakibuta Tamago Meshi, the meat is prepared differently. They put braised pork over white rice then pour a generous amount of sweet sauce onto the pork and rice. Lastly they top it with 2 sunny side up eggs (often seasoned with salt and pepper). They way to eat this delicacy is to mix everything together (sauce, yolk and meat) and then savor each and every bite.

Yakibuta Tamago Meshi

Yakibuta Tamago Meshi

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Muroran's Curry Ramen

Curry Ramen

So, I've dropped by Muroran, a city just 3 or so hours away from Sapporo by Limited Express train. However I was headed to Kushiro from Hakodate and thought it was a good idea to drop by Muroran just for their well known Curry Ramen. I've had Curry Ramen in different parts of Japan but have never heard of a place that is well-known for it aside from Muroran. I went to a restaurant near by the station to try this soul food which locals often eat. I can tell you that the flavour is definately different from other Curry Ramen I have had in other parts of Japan. If you lie curry then this is a must try because it doesn't taste like the normal curry cubes. The taste is stronger with spice but not as thick as the curry used for other dishes like curry rice or udon. If you drop by this region and have time I highly recommend you to stop by this area and check it out yourself!

Curry Ramen near the station.

Curry Ramen near the station.

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