I want to enjoy delicious gourmet foods that can only be eaten in Hiroshima until my stomach is full!
Here are 10 recommended standard gourmet foods in Hiroshima that we will deliver to you.
In addition to typical okonomiyaki and oyaki dishes, you may find hidden gourmet dishes that you hear for the first time!
Okonomiyaki is a staple food in Hiroshima. The characteristic of Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima is that the ingredients are steamed by covering the dough. There are differences in ingredients and toppings depending on the region and shop, so it’s perfect for eating and comparing.
2. Oyster dishes
Does Hiroshima boast the largest production volume in Japan? Six rivers flowing into Hiroshima Bay carry nutrients from the Chugoku Mountains to Hiroshima Bay. Fish and shellfish harvested in Hiroshima Bay are characterized by high nutritional value and rich flavor. No matter how you cook it, such as raw, grilled, steamed, fried oysters, pot (kaki-nabe), and kakimeshi, you can never remove Hiroshima oysters that are always delicious.
3. Dandan noodles without soup
It may be surprising, but it is said that the originator of soup tantan noodles is Hiroshima. It seems that it was an arrangement dish from a restaurant called “Kisaku” in Naka-ku, Hiroshima in 2001. Around 2010, there was a boom again, and it spread nationwide. The characteristic is the “numbing spiciness”, and the balance between the spiciness of chili peppers and the numbness of sansho and Chinese pepper is addictive. Add some rice to the shime and enjoy Hiroshima’s local gourmet food until the end.
4. Hiroshima tsukemen
Hiroshima tsukemen (Hiroshima-style tsukemen) is said to have originated from “Shinkeen” in Hiroshima. The characteristic of Hiroshima tsukemen is that the ingredients of char siu, boiled vegetables, and boiled eggs are combined with cold and squeezed Chinese noodles. Add chili peppers and chili oil to a soy sauce base to make it dry. If you like spicy foods, try super spicy!
5. Hiroshima ramen
Hiroshima ramen is a soy sauce tonkotsu flavored Chinese soba that is popular mainly in Hiroshima City. It is said that soy sauce tonkotsu is the mainstream in the western part of Hiroshima prefecture, and soy sauce soup in the eastern part of Hiroshima prefecture. It is a ramen culture that developed from food stalls after the war, and it is a local ramen with many famous shops. How about Hiroshima ramen, which is a bit different from Onomichi ramen and Fukuyama ramen?
6. Small sardines
Small sardines are known nationally as anchovies. It is one of the soul foods of the people of Hiroshima prefecture, which is locally said to be “the taste of sea bream if you wash it seven times.” Speaking of anchovies, we imagine dried foods such as dried sardines, but small sardines are mainly eaten raw. Only in Hiroshima can you eat fresh small sardines raw, such as sashimi, nigiri, pressed sushi, and tempura!
7. Unicwatercress (Uni Horen)
Unicresson, a local dish of Hiroshima known to those in the know. It is a simple dish of sea urchin and watercress fried in butter soy sauce. It seems that it originated from a teppanyaki restaurant called “Naka-chan” in Naka-ku, Hiroshima. If you add the last remaining sauce to the baguette, you can fully enjoy the umami of sea urchin and watercress. If you use spinach instead of watercress, it’s a sea urchin.
The conger eel spread tightly on top of the rice is spectacular. The birthplace of conger eel rice, which was born as an ekiben in the Meiji period, is Miyajima. Conger eel, which has been repeatedly grilled with a secret sweet and spicy sauce, is truly exquisite. With the soft meat quality of conger eel and the fragrant aroma, it is a bowl that can be stirred up to the last bite at once.
9. Fried maple
Deep-fried maple developed by Momijido in Miyajima. It is a new specialty of Hiroshima created by Momijido, which has been making maple manju in Miyajima for over 100 years. You can enjoy the crispy and fluffy texture of fried maple bun in oil at the same time. I’ll give it to you after ordering, so it’s always hot. There are also a wide variety of flavors, such as red bean paste, cream, and cheese.
10. Kurekai's own curry
Friday is curry day! It seems that Friday lunch of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is curry so that the members of the ship belonging to the Kure Base do not forget the sense of the day of the week at sea. Kurehai curry is a faithful reproduction of curry served at the Kure Base of the Maritime Self-Defense Force. Even if you don’t join the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, you can enjoy delicious curry.