Posted by: bemyduende | 02/24/2009

Taste 4:Kiritanpo – 味覚 4:きりたんぽ

This past weekend I had the pleasure of making kiritanpo nabe with my good friend, Chie.

先日、チエさんという友達と一緒にきりたんぽ鍋を作りました。

Kiritanpo is a sort of dumpling made of mashed up rice and nabe is a sort of soup where all the ingredients are cooked together in a clay pot.

きっと日本人はみんな鍋ときりたんぽを知っていますね。でも、きりたんぽを食べたことがあるかしら?

If you know anything about Japan and its fascination with food, then you know that each area in Japan is famous for a certain type of delicacy. This is why Japanese people may ask you, “What food is famous in your area/hometown?” Although you may be from a city in America that boosts a famous dish, such as the Philly cheese steak or the Maine lobster, local dishes here are not nearly as celebrated to the extent that they are in Japan.

日本では、どこでもは有名な食べ物ですよね。でも、アメリカには、ほとんどそういうことがありません。きりたんぽは秋田名物ですね。

Kiritanpo is a dish famous in the Akita Prefecture and from what I’m told it’s sort of country, so needless to say, I was very honored to have the chance to eat it.  It was delicious! I love Japanese food.

食べられて嬉しいです!それも、みそ煎餅も食べました!やぱり日本食が大好きです。

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Responses

  1. looks yummy!!
    きりたんぽに入ってるセリが大好きです☆

  2. きりたんぽ、美味しそう!
    日本食が好きなんだね〜。今度、Domoにでも行こうよ〜。
    東北地方の家庭料理で、美味しいよね。

  3. I think I could eat that, couldn’t I?

  4. 焼ききりたんぽに味噌を付けて食べたことがあるけど、
    美味しいよね。

  5. あっこさんー

    We didn’t have any せり but we had ごぼう。。。 actually I’ve never heard of any of these vegetables/spices(?) The English translation sounds like something from Harry Potter! haha.

  6. シゲコ先生、

    DOMOに行ったことがない!絶対行こう!

  7. Andrew,

    Yup, you certainly can! Just leave out the chicken, obviously. Isn’t there a big Japanese market in Seattle? You could probably find it there!

  8. knack,

    焼ききりたんぼ。。。美味しそう。それも味噌を付けた!どこで食べたの?

  9. 子供のころ、父親がお土産で買ってきてくれたのを家で食べました。
    おこげがとても美味しかったよ。

  10. お父さんは優しそうです~。


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