7 Best Souvenirs You Should Buy in Fukui (Gourmet Edition)

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In this article, we will introduce the top 7 gourmet souvenirs you should buy when you come to Fukui, recommended by local residents. Speaking of Fukui, there are many famous souvenirs such as seafood such as Echizen crab, and habutae mochi with a soft texture and gentle sweetness. I chose 7 souveni...

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Souvenirs are something you look forward to when you travel. There are many attractive souvenirs in Fukui, such as Habutae Mochi, Oroshi Soba, and Echizen Crab. If you find it, please pick it up.

1. Popular product that is sure to sell out "Habutae Kurumi"

The first product I would like to introduce is “ Habutae Kurumi ” by Hayakawa Kinkado.

When it comes to souvenirs from Fukui, Habutae Mochi is famous for its smooth texture and gentle sweetness. It is a sweet that is sandwiched between dough. It's sandwiched between shoe fabrics, so it's easy to hold without getting your hands dirty. Also, the walnuts and choux pastry give it a nice texture, so you can eat as many of them as you like!

Ask people in Fukui, ``What souvenirs do you recommend? It is a popular souvenir that is recommended by many people when asked.

You can purchase it at the Daibutsu Store in Katsuyama City, the Prism Fukui Store inside JR Fukui Station, and the "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Roadside Station in Katsuyama City. Because it is a popular item, it is often sold out. I would like you to get it if you find it.

1 piece ¥ 125 (tax included) 10 piece ¥ 1250 (tax included) 30 piece ¥ 3750 (tax included) *There are also 15, 20 and 50 pieces.

●Where you can buy

Kinkado Hayakawa Daibutsu-mae store (main store) Business hours 9:00-18:30 Closed Tuesdays *New Year's holidays, irregular holidays

Kinkado Hayakawa Prism Fukui Store Hours: 8:30-19:00 Closed: Open everyday

Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Opening Hours 9:00-17:00 Closed 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

2. Excited to see what kind of dinosaur will appear "Dinosaur excavation pudding"

The second item is “ Dinosaur Excavation Pudding ” from Hainoue Co., Ltd. This is a souvenir sweet that is designed so that you can enjoy not only the appearance and taste, but also the process of eating it.

A stylish bottle with a dinosaur design is exciting just by picking it up! The original chocolate crunch is on top of the pudding, and it has a two-layer structure that resembles a dinosaur fossil excavation site. The pudding on the bottom layer and the crunchy crunchy texture go well together, making it a very delicious sweet.

And as you continue to eat chocolate crunch ...

I found a Tyrannosaurus-shaped chocolate!

I felt my heart pounding as if I was excavating a fossil. It's fun to see what kind of dinosaur is in it after you try it. Everyone, please try to discover it by eating it.

This item must be refrigerated or frozen.

If you can eat it right away, we would like you to eat it, but if it takes time to bring it home, we recommend sending it to your home in a cool bag or frozen.

●Where you can buy

Katsuyama City Geo Terminal Souvenir Shop Raptor Business Hours 9:30-17:00 Closed 2nd and 4th Wednesdays *Follows Dinosaur Museum

Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Opening Hours 9:00-17:00 Closed 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

③ Just like a steak! ? Juicy dripping oil "Taniguchiya's fried rice"

The third item is Taniguchiya's " Taniguchiya no Oage ".

Only in Fukui Prefecture can you buy thick and juicy deep-fried tofu like steak.

Fukui City in Fukui Prefecture has the highest consumption of fried tofu and ganmodoki in Japan for 60 consecutive years. In supermarkets, there are many kinds of deep-fried tofu.

Among them, this deep-fried dish is particularly eye-catching.

Taniguchiya, located in Takeda, Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture, is a long-established store of deep-fried tofu and tofu that has been in business since 1925, and is a famous store that has been featured on TV programs. At the restaurant attached to the store, you can eat freshly-fried extra-large aburaage, so if you have time, please visit.

This product, which is sold as a souvenir, is a product that allows you to enjoy extra-thick deep-fried tofu at home. Bake in the oven or frying pan until the surface becomes crisp and enjoy.

The surface is crispy, the fragrance of the oil wafting in the air, and the inside is fluffy yet filling, giving you the satisfaction of eating a piece of steak.

It is sold for 650 yen (tax included) per piece, and we also have an online shop.


●Where you can buy

Taniguchiya Shop Hours: 9:00-17:00 Takeout: 10:30-15:00 Closed: Tuesdays, New Year holidays

Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Opening Hours 9:00-17:00 Closed 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

④ Fun to shoot, delicious to eat “Megane Katapan”

The fourth is “ Megane Katapan” by Echizen Yumekoubou.

The roots of this product are noodle noodles that were made as a preserved food for the army during the war, and supervised by European Kimuraya, a long-established bakery in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, which has inherited the manufacturing method to this day. However, this “Meganekatapan” was developed in the shape of glasses.

Sabae City in Fukui Prefecture is famous for manufacturing eyeglasses, and Fukui Prefecture accounts for 95% of the domestic share of eyeglass frames. If you are asked, "Why are you making glasses-shaped sweets?", answer immediately, "Fukui is a top-class production area for eyeglasses."

It looks cute, so we recommend taking a picture with the glasses pose. It has a long shelf life and is easy to distribute, so it's perfect as a souvenir, but it's really hard, so be careful when you eat it.

Please purchase at the online shop or souvenir shop in the prefecture when you are looking for it.


●Where you can buy

Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Opening Hours 9:00-17:00 Closed 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

⑤ Look forward to what will come out! "Dinosaur Excavation Type Baumku"

This “ Dinosaur Excavation Type Nuki Baum ” is a limited edition product that is only sold at “Katsuyama City Geo Terminal” in front of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and “Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama"”.

It has a caramel flavor with a calm sweetness, and as the name suggests, it is made from Baumkuchen dough. The fossils are cut out of a mold, but let's eat carefully so as not to break them.

There are four types of contents in total, and you can enjoy which fossils are inside after opening.

Whether you can get the fossils you want depends on your luck, so please give it a try.

●Where you can buy

Katsuyama City Geo Terminal Souvenir Shop Raptor Business Hours 9:30-17:00 Closed 2nd and 4th Wednesdays *Follows Dinosaur Museum

Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Opening Hours 9:00-17:00 Closed 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

⑥ All-purpose seasoning “Yamauni” that you want to eat with a little spicy

We also recommend the traditional condiment " Yamauni ", which has been in Kawada, Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture for over 300 years.

Yuzu, red Namba (red Manganji red pepper), Echizen salt, and hawk's claws are used, and the appearance is a beautiful orange color like a sea urchin.

The store sells two types of hot and spicy.

When I put it in my mouth, the refreshing scent of yuzu wafted through my nose first, and then the spiciness of the chili peppers reached my tongue.

Although chili peppers are used, the yuzu citrus is mixed in, so it's not spicy, and it's a dish that can be used as an accent to a variety of dishes and to change the flavor.

Echizentai, which manufactures mountain sea urchin, has been working on various product development, including "Yamauni Takoyaki".

The crunchy texture and just the right amount of spiciness make it the perfect accompaniment to alcohol.

You can also purchase it at the online shop, so please give it a try.


●Where you can buy

Roadside Station "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Opening Hours 9:00-17:00 Closed 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

⑦Fukui style to eat in the cold season! "Mizuyokan"

The last thing I would like to introduce is “ Mizuyokan” .

Many people might think of mizuyokan as a summer souvenir, but here in Fukui, it is a winter staple, not a summer one.

There are various reasons why people eat mizuyokan in winter in Fukui. .

The main ingredients are strained bean paste, agar, and sugar.

From there, we change the distribution depending on the store, change the type of sugar, and blend other flavors to bring out the individuality.

The shade of color, flavor, and taste differ from store to store, so don't limit yourself to one type, but try and compare them.

They are sold at Japanese confectionery shops, Roadside Station, souvenir shops, and supermarkets in Fukui Prefecture, so be sure to give them a try.


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The products introduced this time were purchased at the Michi-no-Eki “"Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama"” and Katsuyama City Geo Terminal “ Souvenir Shop Raptor ”.

The Roadside Station in Katsuyama City is located on the way from the Dinosaur Museum to the Chubu Jukan Expressway, making it an ideal place to purchase on your way home. It is open from 9:00 to 17:00, so please try to purchase it.

Also, there are products that are sold at the gift shop “Prism Fukui” in JR Fukui Station, Happirin, and Roadside Station in Fukui Prefecture, so be sure to purchase them.

Make sure to buy souvenirs to remember your trip.

This time, we have selected and introduced 7 products from Fukui's many souvenirs.

We hope that you will find it helpful in choosing souvenirs when you come to Fukui. Of course, there are many delicious souvenirs that we couldn't introduce this time, so please try to discover them.

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Katsuyama City is located in the northeastern part of Fukui Prefecture. The city is located on a river terrace formed along the course of the Kuzuryu River, and is a rural city rich in water and greenery, with commerce and industry based on the local textile industry since the Meiji period, and agriculture and forestry having been thriving since ancient times. Our company is a DMO (tourism region development organization) that works with local communities to develop tourist areas. Katsuyama City is a treasure trove of attractive tourist content, including the Dinosaur Museum and Heisenji Temple! We provide detailed services to customers visiting Katsuyama , such as guided tours that allow many people to experience Katsuyama , the Geo Terminal in the parking lot of the Dinosaur Museum, and the operation of the "Dinosaur Valley Katsuyama" Roadside Station , which opened in June 2020. We are also actively challenging ourselves to create new businesses centered around tourism, aiming to revitalize the town of Katsuyama.

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