Traditional Japanese food Vol.7 – Tohoku Cuisine: Kiritanpo

A popular traditional cuisine of Akita prefecture, is Kiritanpo, usually eaten during mid-September to March, but particularly in November when gluten cakes from newly harvested rice arrive on the market.
Kiritanpo is cooked rice that is kneaded and then toasted on a skewer. It is then cut into 5-cm lengths and cooked in a pan with burdock, Chinese leeks, maitake mushrooms and other seasonal vegetables as well as Japanese parsley and chicken.
Kiritanpo is best eaten traditionally
You must experience this unique taste and experience, from Akita!
Originally designed as a portable meal carried by woodcutters and hunters working in the mountains, its name comes from its shape, which resembles a Tanpo-yari. By the way, Tanpo-yari is a leather spearhead sheath, enclosing a cloth ball filled with cotton.
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4 thoughts on “Traditional Japanese food Vol.7 – Tohoku Cuisine: Kiritanpo

  1. this looks soooo good! too bad I’m vegetarian lol 🙂

    • Thanks Tsumi! (^.^)V
      Actually, this dish is made from rice so i think you’ll be able to enjoy it in future!
      I guess it will be possible to cook it without adding the chicken to the pot! =)

  2. Yummy ; D

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