One-of-a-kind handmade rice bowl with Taiza crabs

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Rice bowl making experience at a local inn using crabs caught in Taiza, Japan's leading crabbing area. The female snow crabs used as an ingredient are on the smaller side, but the rich miso, bubbly textured roe (fertilized), and unfertilized roe on the inside of the shell are widely enjoyed as delicacies.

Uniquely local cooking experience using exceptionally fresh crabs

In this program, you can experience cooking a "female snow crab rice bowl" inspired by a fisherman's meal. The first step is to boil the crab in soup made with Taiza sea salt. Once boiled, the crab is broken down into smaller pieces using your hands or scissors.

The female snow crab used for cooking. Cute and round eyes.
The female snow crab used for cooking. Cute and round eyes.
When boiled in the specialty soup, the body expands and the unfertilized roe appears.
When boiled in the specialty soup, the body expands and the unfertilized roe appears.
The boiled crab is disassembled. It is filled with miso.
The boiled crab is disassembled. It is filled with miso.
The flesh inside the legs is difficult to extract, so it is pushed out using a pestle.
The flesh inside the legs is difficult to extract, so it is pushed out using a pestle.

It is finished with a variety of colorful ingredients

After the flesh and roe are carefully extracted and plated, it is time for the last task of arranging the ingredients! The important part here is to visualize a "fisherman's meal" and scatter the ingredients confidently. The resulting female snow crab bowl with gem-like roe, subtly sweet flesh, and rich miso will create a perfect harmony in your mouth. If eaten with local Tango sake, you can enjoy an even deeper flavor.

Ingredients that you will want to eat on the spot. The photo shows a single person portion.
Ingredients that you will want to eat on the spot. The photo shows a single person portion.
Place atop the rice confidently as if sprinkling without being too concerned with the arrangement.
Place atop the rice confidently as if sprinkling without being too concerned with the arrangement.
Finally, complete the dish by adding wasabi. The mizuna greens produced in Kyotango provide a refreshing compliment.
Finally, complete the dish by adding wasabi. The mizuna greens produced in Kyotango provide a refreshing compliment.

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