For the Best Rice Bowls in Japan, Try Majidon, Using Minami-Uonuma Rice!

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Mention Minami-Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, and rice will come to the mind of most Japanese. Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari is famous as Japan's top brand of rice, prized for its exceptional taste. When it was suggested that restaurants in this town make their biggest rice bowls made with Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari, top-class chefs rose to the challenge, offering their own versions of Majidon, or "serious" rice bowls! Why not go there and savor these special rice bowls, made with the abundant produce of the mountains and the seas that surround Minami Uonuma?

Below is the official Web site, introducing a variety of Majidon rice bowls to try!

Japan's Top Koshihikari Rice and Japan's Top Majidon Rice Bowls

Sixty restaurants are participating in the Majidon Project, offering a total of 66 different rice bowls, with prices ranging from ¥600 to ¥3000. Although the bowls offered by each place are made with the freshest, most carefully chosen ingredients, their prices are cheap so the cost performance is excellent! You can taste the true desire of each chef to offer the very best in every dish!
Along with their taste, their appearance will whet your appetite! These rice bowls are Instagram-ready!

Now, I'd like to introduce some rice bowls that are gathering attention!

The Sushioka Majidon Rice Bowl Everyone's Talking About

Price: ¥1,100 (including tax)
Piled up to overflowing with more than 10 different types of market-fresh seafood, the ingredients of this eye-catching rice bowl change with the seasons.
*This Majidon is offered only at lunchtime.

Basic Information on Sushi-dokoro Sushioka

243 Terao, Minami-Uonuma-shi, Niigata
Business Hours
11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
No scheduled holidays

"Meat-Loving Chef's Hand-Picked" Special Steak and Rice Bowl of Niigata Delicacies

Price: ¥1,814 (including tax)
This is a rice bowl covered with the red meat of Kambara Beef cows! Using eggs packed with nutrients, gathered from a scarce number of domesticated hens, the chef is thoroughly dedicated to choosing his ingredients.

Basic Information on Gochisou Oniku Bistro Kuukai

2470-1 Shitoka, Minami-Uonuma-shi, Niigata
Business Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:15 pm), 5:30 - 9:30 pm (L.O. 8:45 pm)
Every Tuesday

Spicy Gukbap with Stewed Uonuma Wagyu Beef

Price: ¥950 (including tax)
The exquisite combination of local Wagyu beef stewed until it melts in your mouth and spicy Korean chigge makes this a rice bowl you'll want to try! It's recommended for those who don't care for spicy food, as 5 different levels of spiciness are offered.

Basic Information on Izakaya Restaurant Tonpuku

105-7 Muika-machi, Minami-Uonuma-shi, Niigata
Business Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
No scheduled holidays

So many other Majidon rice bowls are waiting for you! They are introduced in the official Web site, so first check it out to find the one you want to eat!

Basic Information: Japan's Top Koshihikari Rice and Japan's Top Majidon Rice Bowls

Yuzawa-machi, Minami-Uonuma-shi, Niigata
July 28th to November 30th, 2018