Tag: Local food

21
Oct

Find the best gourmet food in Beppu’s Kitahama Neighborhood!

Kitahama, located on the east side of Beppu Station, is a bustling and attractive area with a variety of unique stores and restaurants. It is also convenient for catching the bus to Oita Airport. This time, I went for a stroll in the Kitahama neighborhood in search of its best gourmet food! Bungo Kanmurijidori Chicken Miso and Bungo Beef Miso

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7
Oct

Carefully selected ingredients at The Peak, Galleria Midobaru

Galleria Midobaru is a new concept hotel in the city of Beppu. The hotel is popular for its unique architecture that gives visitors a sense of the landscape of Beppu, the contemporary art displayed throughout the building, and the private hot spring baths in each room. Yet, there is one more attraction visitors love at Galleria Midobaru, and that is

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23
Sep

Dagojiru and Yuzu-kosho: Delicious Beppu Souvenirs

Beppu is full of delicious foods, unique specialties, and local products. When you visit Beppu on vacation, you may be wondering what to buy as a souvenir. This time I’d like to introduce Dagojiru, which makes a great souvenir, and Yuzu-kosho, which goes perfectly with Dagojiru! * Dagojiru (dango or dumpling soup) is one of Oita Prefecture’s most famous local

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9
Sep

Try the chiffon cakes from Sally Garden in Oita!

The towns of Oita and Beppu are full of stylish and unique cafes. This time, I will introduce Sally Garden, famous for its chiffon cakes and baked goods. I had a chance to try four of their chiffon cakes, all of which were made with the idea of simple yet sophisticated! * Sally Garden’s café is located in Oita City

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9
Aug

Izakaya Motomachi Bar: Where locals gather

Beppu is famous for hot springs, but it is also a city of gourmet food, with a wide variety of reasonably priced, high-quality restaurants and pubs. Today, I will introduce one of these gourmet spots, Izakaya Motomachi Bar. It is located in Beppu City’s downtown area and is easily accessible.   After a short walk through Beppu City at night

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30
Jun

Perfect for Summer! Try the spicy gelato at Galleria Midobaru!

It’s getting hotter and hotter, and soon it will be summer! Like last year, the corona virus  means we can’t enjoy summer as freely as we might like. However, we still want to enjoy the season as much as possible and as safely as possible. Galleria Midobaru, a concept hotel on a high green hill in Beppu, has a gelato that

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3
Jun

Somuri: A popular and reasonably priced Bungo Beef restaurant

Beppu is famous for its hot springs, but its gourmet food is renowned. One specialty is Oita Wagyu Beef or Bungo Beef, named for the breed of cow raised in this area that produces this delicious local food. Did you know there is a restaurant in Beppu where you can enjoy Bungo Beef at a reasonable price? This time, I would

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6
May

Barley Shochu: Three recommendations for Oita’s specialty

Many people think of barley shochu when they think of Oita’s liquor. The nationally famous barley shochu brands, such as Iichiko and Nikaido, are, of course, made in Oita. Here are three barley shochus made by Minami Shuzo that are loved by the locals! What is shochu? Shochu is a traditional, Japanese distilled hard liquor. It can be made from

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20
Apr

Enjoy Oita’s Famous Dango Soup at Bungo Tea House

There are many delicious foods in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, but one of the most beloved among them is Dango-jiru (Dango soup, it is usually called “Dago”-jiru in Kyushu area). In Beppu City, there are many restaurants where you can enjoy this prefectural food. This time, I went to Bungochaya, a popular diner inside Beppu Station, which is known for its

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14
Apr

Great Souvenirs from Beppu Part 1: Zabon-Zuke

When you visit Beppu, you should definitely check out the souvenirs that are full of local charm. Beppu is famous for Jigokumushi Pudding (hell-steamed pudding), but there is a great variation of souvenirs to be found!This time, I went to Beppu’s downtown area to look for some great souvenirs. Beppu’s Famous Zabon-Zuke Shop Have you ever heard of zabon-zuke or

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