Friday Food Porn: Ikura Rice in Miyagi, Japan

Posted on February 15, 2013 by Aun

ikura rice

A little something to make you hungry this Friday and also to whet your appetites for a series of stories I am working on currently. I just came back from a week touring Tohoku, which has some of the most amazing hot spring spas, sake breweries, and seafood in Japan. Tohoku is also the region most devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. The decadent dish pictured above was served to me as the last course of an amazing meal in a hotel in Minamisanriku, a town which was almost entirely wiped out by the tsunami. Ikura and abalone are specialties here. Earlier in the meal, I had a whole abalone, grilled and served with butter and soy. This last course of ikura and some sliced raw abalone was simply amazing.

I have a number of stories planned about my trip, some of them serious, but mostly about the amazing travel and gourmet experiences you could have visiting this region that desperately needs your help and attention. Stay tuned.

About Aun Koh

Aun has always loved food and travel, passions passed down to him from his parents. This foundation, plus a background in media, pushed him to start Chubby Hubby in 2005. He loves that this site allows him to write about the things he adores--food, style, travel, his wife and his bouncing baby boy!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Cynthia February 20, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Just that bowl of ikura-don is enough to make me want to visit Tohoku! I’ve always stuck just by Tokyo, Osaka, and the Yokohama area, and although they all probably serve a decent version of what you had, I’ve never been to areas just to try out its specialties.

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