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Butamisodon, Chichibu's local dish

B-grade gourmet food born from the traditional food Chichibu Miso-marinated Pork.

Local Cuisine

The Butamisodon is a B-grade gourmet food that represents Chichibu. It is a rice bowl topped with miso-marinated meat grilled over charcoal with sweet soy sauce. Even though it is a relatively new specialty born in 2008, its positive reputation spread quickly, and many people come to try the Butamisodon from all around Japan.

As a remnant of the wild boar that were often eaten in the Okuchichibu Mountains, there are many famous pork dishes in Chichibu. As pig farming started getting its popularity, people shifted to pork, which is easier to eat than wild boar that needs hunting and has a more pungent taste. Butamisodon is a unique arrangement of Chichibu's traditional food, Chichibu Miso-marinated Pork) that has been eaten among locals since then. It is a masterpiece created after three and a half years of development.

Marinating the pork in miso enhances their tenderness and taste. The sweet and spicy flavor of miso and soy sauce creates a perfect harmony with the pork's rich fat. It may look like it has a strong flavor, but it is not that heavy in taste and is easy to eat. Many restaurants in the Chichibu area offer Butamisodon with their unique flavoring. Visit Chichibu to taste it for yourself.

Highlights

  • Gourmet dish born from a traditional food.
  • A masterpiece created after three and a half years of development
  • The excellent charcoal-grilled flavor of pork.
  • Marinating the pork in miso makes it tender.

Photos

  • Butamisodon, a filling local Chichibu gourmet dish

    Butamisodon, a filling local Chichibu gourmet dish

  • The Seibu Chichibu Station area has several restaurants where you can eat Butamisodon

    The Seibu Chichibu Station area has several restaurants where you can eat Butamisodon

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Details

Name in Japanese
秩父名物・豚味噌丼
Postal Code
368-0000
Address
Around Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture
Telephone
0494-21-2277 (Chichibu Tourism Association)
Hours
Varies by restaurant
Closed
Varies by restaurant
Price
Varies by restaurant
Access
(1) Near by Seibu Chichibu Line Seibu Chichibu Station
(2) Approximately 1-hour drive from Hanazono Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)