Many kinds of fish and shellfish are caught in the Noto Peninsula, but the natural pufferfish is the most abundant.
More than 10 different kinds of fugu, including torafugu, mafugu, and sesame fugu, are caught in Noto, and are called "Noto fugu".
They are called "Noto fugu". The meat of Noto fugu is characterized by its elasticity and lightness, which makes it suitable for all kinds of dishes, and the pickled pufferfish ovary is a delicacy produced only in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Noto Torigai is larger and thicker than ordinary torigai, and has a good crunch and an elegant sweetness. It is a valuable ingredient for sushi and sashimi.
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Noto Fugu: Noto Fugu Business Cooperative
Noto Torigai: Noto Torigai Production Association
Some of the turban shells and abalones caught in the reefs of Noto are caught by am a divers.
In terms of agricultural products, the "golden thread gourd" has a crunchy texture that unravels like a golden thread when boiled. It is also called "pumpkin somen",and has been used as a dish for Buddhist memorial services since ancient time, and is also a traditional Noto vegetable suitable for soup.
Ishikawa Prefecture is one of the best rice growing areas in Japan. The fragrant and soft new rice alone is a reminder of autumn.
Sawano burdock, groun in the Sawano area in the mid-hills of Nanao City, is a traditional food that was offered to the Shogun as a gift from the Kaga domain.
The burdock is three times thicker than ordinary burdocks, and is characterized by its fragrant aroma, robust thickness, and crisry texture with no stringy texture .Iidako, one of the most popular fish in autumn, is also caught at Wakura Port, and is recommended for boiled octopus and ocropus rice.
Winter is the time of year when seafood is most abundant.
Male snow crabs caught at the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture are called "Kanougani", and the best ones are marked with a blue tag with the name of the fishing port.
In addition, there is the fatty "winter yellowtail" and the "Noto sea cucumber" often caught in the town next to Wakura Onsen(Ishizaki Town).
The cold winter season in Noto is also a time when seafood is delicious.
Delicious food in Wakura
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