Eat and Drink
Saga faces two different types of sea and has vast fertile plains in between. It's endowed with plenty of well-known fisheries, agricultural and livestock products. As for delicious seafood, from the north, exquisitely fresh seafood such as squid, (also known as Ikizukuri) caught in the sea of Genkai is famous. From the south, Takezaki crab, oysters and top quality lavar seaweed cultivated in the nutritious sea of Ariake are alluringly delicious. Saga produces various fruits too, such as strawberries, mandarin oranges and pears along with vegetables and quality rice which grows in rich soil. Saga also boasts to have some of the highest graded Japanese Black Wagyu cattle, branded as Saga Beef. There's also delicious pork and chicken from speciality breeding farms.
With its fertile soil that produces quality rice and pure water, two important ingredients for sake brewing, Saga is famous for tasty sake. Among several sakes produced in Saga one brand was awarded the Ginjo-Daiginjo Trophy at the International Wine Challenge in 2011.
The hillside of Ureshino provides the suitable climate for growing tea, the city is known for its top quality Japanese green tea.
Pure juice made from delicious fresh fruit and vegetables is also a popular product from Saga.
Introduction of popular local cuisine that uses local Saga ingredients.
Usually a plate of warm rice with stir-fried meat and raw vegetables on top, plus some mayonnaise. Restaurants add their original twist when serving Sicilian Rice.
Ureshino Hot springs Boiled Tofu
When letting tofu simmer in the hot spring water at the Ureshino hot springs, the broth becomes milky white and the hot spring minerals make the tofu very soft. Characterized by its texture and milky soup, the boiled tofu is a specialty dish at Ureshino hot springs. The tofu is made of soybeans produced only in Saga Prefecture (Ureshino).
Kanzaki Japanese Vermicelli Tea-ceremony Dish
This is a variety of Kanzaki Vermicelli noodles, all made with pure spring water and high-quality wheat flour. Famous restaurant chefs use Kanzaki Vermicelli to create these tea-ceremony dishes.
The “Michelin Guide Fukuoka & Saga 2014 Special Edition” was announced in July 2014. Come and enjoy the three 2-star Michelin- acknowledged restaurants and many other delicious dishes in Saga!
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