美味山形: 6個必吃的山形美食

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在日本東北地區的山形縣,因四面環山,自然景觀優美,加上豐富的美食文化而聞名。而山形的美食,也因受了當地豐富的歷史文化和自然環境深遠的影響,形成了獨特的飲食風格。

在這篇文章中,讓我們來看看山形縣六道必嚐的美食佳餚:

 

① 芋煮: 當地人秋天的美食代表

芋煮芋煮 | ©山形県

山形最受歡迎的料理之一,芋煮(imoni)是一道傳統的燉菜,以小芋頭(satoimo)和肉類為主要食材,完美的詮釋出秋天的山形。這道幸福滿點的佳餚已經成為當地的名物和家族團圓的象徵,也是芋煮會(imoni-kai,芋煮聚會)的必備之物。芋煮會,通常是季節進入秋天、樹葉開始變色時,在河邊戶外舉行的聚會。

 

根據每個家庭喜好的不同,有些人可能會添加其他的蔬菜,例如蘑菇、胡蘿蔔或高麗菜等。根據每個家庭喜好的不同,有些人可能會添加其他的蔬菜,例如蘑菇、胡蘿蔔或高麗菜等。| ©山形県庁

芋煮的主要材料包括小芋頭、牛肉(或豬肉)薄片、大蔥和蒟蒻。根據每個家庭喜好的不同,有些人可能會添加其他的蔬菜,例如蘑菇、胡蘿蔔或高麗菜等。將這些食材放入美味的高湯中煨煮,直到風味融合,成品是一道香味四溢、濃郁且令人垂涎的燉菜,小芋頭裡的澱粉、完美的展現出如奶油般的口感,也襯托了肉質的鮮嫩和蒟蒻的輕柔嚼勁。

 

② 米沢牛: 山形縣的驕傲

米沢牛, 山形縣的驕傲山形縣的驕傲 | ©山形県庁

要完整探索山形美食,絕對不能漏掉的是米沢牛(Yonezawa Beef),這是日本頂級和牛品牌之一。這來自米沢市的頂級牛肉以其出色的大理石花紋、柔嫩度和濃郁的風味而受到大家喜愛,料理的方式有很多,例如牛排、燒烤、壽喜燒、涮涮鍋,甚至是做成壽司。

 

米沢牛米沢牛 | ©山形県庁

米沢牛之所以如此特別,答案在於對飼養牛隻的細心呵護和嚴格的品質管制。這些牛隻在原始大自然的環境中飼養,用經過精心調配的飲食控制其體重,並給予充分的時間讓其脂肪充盈和成熟,進而產生了它入口即化的口感和層次豐富的鮮甜味。

 

③ 蒟蒻丸子: 串在竹籤上的鹹點心

蒟蒻也常常出現在各種日本料理中。蒟蒻丸子 | ©山形県庁

蒟蒻丸子(Tama konnyaku)是山形縣一種流行的街頭美食,以其嚼勁十足的口感和微妙的風味而聞名。由蒟蒻製成,富含膳食纖維且低卡路里。蒟蒻也常常出現在各種日本料理中。

 

山形的蒟蒻丸子蒟蒻也常常出現在各種日本料理中。 | ©山形県

“玉”意思是“球”,在山形縣,蒟蒻丸子通常是將做成圓形的球狀蒟蒻串在一根竹籤上。這些蒟蒻球被放入由醬油、味醂和高湯製成的高湯中燉煮,讓它們吸滿豐富的風味。成就了這款非常讓人滿足的點心,具有獨特的嚼勁,也既健康又美味。

 

④ 咚咚燒: 調味捲餅

Dondonyaki 就像串在棒上的大阪燒。Dondonyaki 就像串在棒上的大阪燒。| ©山形県

咚咚燒(Dondonyaki)是山形縣另一種深受大家喜愛的街頭美食,是將一片美味的煎餅或薄餅,捲在作串燒的筷子上。類似於源自日本西部關西地區的大阪燒(好味燒),咚咚燒是由麵粉、水和雞蛋製成麵糊基底,將它在加熱的烤盤上薄薄地鋪開。可以另外再加入各種配料,例如高麗菜、豬肉和鰹魚片。可以說大阪燒的是平舖的方式,而咚咚燒則是將它捲起來串在一根木籤上。

 

咚咚燒 | ©山形県庁

咚咚燒在節慶祭典和街頭市集上,是一個很受大家喜愛的選擇,因爲它可口的風味和方便食用的優點而受到。"咚咚燒(Dondonyaki)這個名字源於日語中的形容鼓聲的“咚咚”(dondon),這也反映了這道街頭小吃所帶來熱鬧和歡樂氛圍。

 

⑤ 冷拉麵: 清爽的夏日美食

冷拉麵冷拉麵: 清爽的夏日美食 | ©山形県

冷拉麵(Hiyashi ramen),是山形縣在悶熱的夏日裡最好的消暑良方。這和大家所熟知的熱湯拉麵不同,冷拉麵顧名思義是冷冷的吃,這帶來了一種清新爽口的全新用餐體驗。

 

冷拉麵: 清爽的夏日美食冷拉麵 | ©山形県庁

冷拉麵的特色是用冷拉麵麵條配以各種配料,如切片黃瓜、竹筍、豆芽菜、魚板和豬肉。有些地方甚至會在湯裡加入由高湯製成的冰塊!

 

⑥ 櫻桃: 山形的寶石

山形縣生產了日本約70%的櫻桃。| ©山形県

最後,你來到山形一定要嚐一些山形甜美可口的櫻桃( sakuranbo)。山形以日本優質的櫻桃生產地聞名,也因爲來自山形的美味水果之數量和品種眾多,山形常被稱為"水果王國"。

山形縣適宜的氣候和肥沃的土壤為櫻桃的種植提供了非常理想的條件,讓這裡所收成的高品質櫻桃廣受全國讚譽。山形的櫻桃,尤其是珍貴的佐藤錦品種,以其鮮艷的顏色、多汁和甜酸平衡的完美口感而聞名。

 

六月中旬是櫻桃採收季節的開始六月中旬是櫻桃採收季節的開始。 | Photo by 山形県庁

六月中旬是櫻桃採收季節的開始,吸引了來自日本各地的遊客前來品嚐直接從果園採收的新鮮櫻桃。山形的櫻桃不僅讓人在舌尖上享受美味,也是該地區農業實力和品質承諾的象徵。無論是新鮮食用、甜點製作,還是做成果醬和蜜餞,山形櫻桃都讓人體會到來自當地最自然甜美的口感,是讓當地居民最引以為傲的。

 

山形縣的美味佳餚

從食材豐盛而強調共享的芋煮,到奢華的米沢牛,每一道料理都展現了山形的傳統和風味。無論你在炎熱的夏日裡享用清涼爽口的冷拉麵、品嚐當地節慶風味十足的咚咚燒,或選擇嚼勁十足的蒟蒻丸子,還是陶醉在果園直送新鮮多汁的櫻桃,山形的美食為你提供了一場完美多樣而愉悅的美食之旅。

 

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This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with the special “So Much Matcha” Omiyage Snack Box. May marks the start of the traditional...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with...

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點
Sue Lynn

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Carissa Loh Culture

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Explore During Japan's Shinryoku Season
Sue Lynn

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for nature―Midori-no-Hi (みどりの日 Greenery Day). Observed annually on 4 May, this national holiday is a testament...

Carissa Loh Culture

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for...

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Sue Lynn

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top producer of agricultural products and seafood: the vast lands covering Japan’s second largest island and...

Wendy Ng

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top...

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of Japan
Sue Lynn

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes but even amongst these, there are three locations that rise above the others and are...

Dawn Sim Nature

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes...

Japan celebrates Golden Week between April 29 to May 5
Sue Lynn

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of Japan's most prominent and bustling holiday periods, usually spans from late April to early May...

Dawn Sim Culture

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of...

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉
Sue Lynn

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Carissa Loh Nature

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Than Sakura
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with spring than the beloved cherry blossom (桜 sakura). However, other than these pretty, pink blossoms,...

Carissa Loh Nature

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with...

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in April and May
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of a new beginning in many Japanese literature. | Photo by Dawn Sim   A symbol...

Dawn Sim Spring

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other than the mesmerising cherry blossoms painting the landscape, spring is the best season to experience...

Wendy Ng Food

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festivals in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing with it beautiful flowers, comfortable temperatures, and a time of celebration. While most travellers head...

Carissa Loh Festival

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing...

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in Japan
Sue Lynn

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich history and enduring cultural heritage, is particularly famous for its magnificent Japanese castles (お城 oshiro)....

Carissa Loh Culture

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich...

Sakura Karinto and Marui Suzuki
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions of celebrating this season is to enjoy “ohanami” (お花見)! Ohanami means “flower-viewing”, and this is...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions...

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the start of springtime in Japan. Spring is the prettiest and most enjoyable season with radiant...

Wendy Ng Spring

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the...

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of Shochu Distilleries in Miyazaki
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese drink more shochu than sake. Considered to be Japan's national spirit, Shochu is gaining great...

Wendy Ng

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese...

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultural Icons
Sue Lynn

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition, Tohoku (東北), the northeastern part of Japan comprising of six prefectures – Aomori (青森), Akita...

Dawn Sim Culture

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition,...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you can unearth more culinary treasures spread throughout the country if you venture into the less...

Wendy Ng Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you...

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo for Ohanami
Sue Lynn

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you have witnessed the enchanting sight of cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) in full bloom. A cherry...

Carissa Loh Culture

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from Tohoku
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six prefectures, and is a treasure trove of beautiful nature and fascinating history. It’s a wonderful...

Carissa Loh Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six...

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souvenir & Gift-Giving Culture
Sue Lynn

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably seen the colourful and beautifully packaged boxes of local confectionery filling the gift shops along...

Carissa Loh Culture

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably...

March Maker's Story: Hand-grilled Rice Crackers from Akita by Kanaeya
Sue Lynn

March Maker's Story: Hand-grilled Rice Crackers...

The Tohoku Region is home to some of Japan’s best untouched nature. Take Akita as an example, a prefecture where lush landscapes meet premium rice fields. Renowned for its exceptional...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

March Maker's Story: Hand-grilled Rice Crackers...

The Tohoku Region is home to some of Japan’s best untouched nature. Take Akita as...

March Maker’s Story: Obuse Chestnut Snacks from Takachiho (Winner of JR East Omiyage Grand Prix 2023 - Koshin’etsu Area Prize)
Sue Lynn

March Maker’s Story: Obuse Chestnut Snacks from...

If you have been to Japan, you will understand the universal struggle of finding the perfect souvenir or omiyage (お土産) to bring home for your loved ones and colleagues. While...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

March Maker’s Story: Obuse Chestnut Snacks from...

If you have been to Japan, you will understand the universal struggle of finding the...

Hina Matsuri (3 March): Japan’s Spring Festival Celebrating Girls’ Day
Sue Lynn

Hina Matsuri (3 March): Japan’s Spring Festival...

Displaying exquisitely made hina-ningyo dressed in traditional Heian attire is the main activity associated with the Hina Matsuri | ©photoAC Have you ever heard of Japan’s Hina Matsuri (雛祭)? Otherwise known...

Dawn Sim Culture

Hina Matsuri (3 March): Japan’s Spring Festival...

Displaying exquisitely made hina-ningyo dressed in traditional Heian attire is the main activity associated with the...

Inspired by Izu: Exploring Izu Peninsula Through The Eyes of Japanese Writers
Sue Lynn

Inspired by Izu: Exploring Izu Peninsula Throug...

If you are a fan of Japanese literature, take a walk in the footsteps of literary giants and look no further than Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島), which lies just about 1-2...

Dawn Sim Travel

Inspired by Izu: Exploring Izu Peninsula Throug...

If you are a fan of Japanese literature, take a walk in the footsteps of...

Mount Fuji with tea plantation in the foreground
Sue Lynn

Mount Fuji Day (23 February): 5 Ways to Enjoy J...

Standing at 3,776m above sea level, the almost perfectly symmetrical Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan) is Japan’s highest mountain, and has become a symbol of the country, recognised worldwide for its...

Carissa Loh Travel

Mount Fuji Day (23 February): 5 Ways to Enjoy J...

Standing at 3,776m above sea level, the almost perfectly symmetrical Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan) is...

Happy Cat Day (22 February): 5 Cat Islands in Japan to Meet Feline Friends
Sue Lynn

Happy Cat Day (22 February): 5 Cat Islands in J...

Are you a cat (猫 neko) lover? If you’ve been to Japan, you might have noticed how beloved cats are over there. Think maneki-neko (招き猫) cat figurines that beckon luck,...

Carissa Loh Culture

Happy Cat Day (22 February): 5 Cat Islands in J...

Are you a cat (猫 neko) lover? If you’ve been to Japan, you might have...

In the Mood for Love: Romancing on Valentine’s Day in Japan
Sue Lynn

In the Mood for Love: Romancing on Valentine’s ...

Love is in the air in February with Valentine’s Day! On 14 February, Valentine’s Day is universally celebrated across the globe where presents like chocolates, candies, and flowers are gifted...

Wendy Ng Culture

In the Mood for Love: Romancing on Valentine’s ...

Love is in the air in February with Valentine’s Day! On 14 February, Valentine’s Day...

Romance Izu in the Air: 5 Romantic Spots in the Izu Peninsula
Sue Lynn

Romance Izu in the Air: 5 Romantic Spots in the...

With so many captivating attractions, you can spend days exploring the Izu Peninsula with your loved one, but where to start? Here are our top five picks for romantic dating...

Carissa Loh Travel

Romance Izu in the Air: 5 Romantic Spots in the...

With so many captivating attractions, you can spend days exploring the Izu Peninsula with your...

A Side Trip to Saitama: Discovering “Little Edo”, Cafes, and the Railway Museum
Sue Lynn

A Side Trip to Saitama: Discovering “Little Edo...

Located just about half an hour north of Central Tokyo, Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya-eki) is the gateway to the neighbouring Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県). It is also a stop on more...

JAPANKURU Travel

A Side Trip to Saitama: Discovering “Little Edo...

Located just about half an hour north of Central Tokyo, Ōmiya Station (大宮駅 Ōmiya-eki) is...

February Maker’s Story: Shizuoka-grown Wasabi by Kameya Foods
Sue Lynn

February Maker’s Story: Shizuoka-grown Wasabi b...

Are you familiar with wasabi (わさび)? Made from the Wasabia japonica plant, wasabi or the Japanese horseradish is a unique spice native to Japan and is a staple in Japanese...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

February Maker’s Story: Shizuoka-grown Wasabi b...

Are you familiar with wasabi (わさび)? Made from the Wasabia japonica plant, wasabi or the...

Winter Wonderland: 7 Snowiest Cities in Japan and Must-do Activities
Sue Lynn

Winter Wonderland: 7 Snowiest Cities in Japan a...

Winter season in Japan boasts some of its most amazing and picturesque sceneries, especially in regions lying alongside the Sea of Japan (日本海), otherwise known as Yukiguni (雪国), or Snow...

Dawn Sim Festival

Winter Wonderland: 7 Snowiest Cities in Japan a...

Winter season in Japan boasts some of its most amazing and picturesque sceneries, especially in...