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【OKAYAMA】Enjoy Bara-zushi at Azuma-zushi in Okayama Station

【OKAYAMA】Enjoy Bara-zushi at Azuma-zushi in Okayama Station

Translated by Shoko Naito

Written by MATCHA

Okayama 2014.11.04 Bookmark

Sushi, world well known Japanese food, has various styles such as nigiri-zushi or maki-zushi. Have you ever tried this local style sushi of Okayama prefecture, bara-zushi? You can try it in the premises of Okayama station.

Sushi, world well known Japanese food, has various styles such as nigiri-zushi or maki-zushi. Have you ever tried this local style sushi of Okayama prefecture, bara-zushi? You can try it in the premises of Okayama station.

What is Bara-zushi?

In the Edo period, it was prohibited for common people to spend money for luxuries by daimyo (Japanese feudal lord). So, people thought of bara-zushi which looks simple but has a lot of fish and vegetables hidden under the surface. It is extravagant food which conseals full of delicious food gathered from the mountains and the sea.

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Here is Azuma-zushi (吾妻寿司) in the premises of Okayama station. Because it is in the building of Okayama station, it is convenient for people who have little time. You can also take out food.

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They have counter seats only, so you can ask the sushi chefs about their recommended ingredients or sushi as long as it is not busy.

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Here it comes! How luxurious Okayama bara-zushi is! It is 1,620 yen for one serving (miso soup included). The ingredients of bara-zushi vary depending on each district or home. Here, Azuma-zushi serves bara-zushi with sansai (plants growing in the wild and in the mountaina), chirimen (dried young sardines), renkon (lotus root), prawn, conger eel and so forth on it.

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You can order nigiri-zushi by piece. What do you think the yellow thing in the upper left-hand corner of the picture is? It is kinira (Chinese yellow chives, a kind of leeks and has less smell than other kinds), which is one of the Okayama's famous produce. The most impressive sushi was the one in the upper right-hand corner of the picture, raw sawara (Japanese Spanish mackerel). You have no chance to try raw sawara any other places than Okayama. The thick and fatty piece of sawara melted on my tongue. Try this luxurious dishin Okayama!

Okayama's Famous Food in the Station

Remember, you can try Okayama's famous produce such as bara-zushi, kinira, and sawara IN the premises of Okayama station. Drop by the restaurant when you arrive at Okayama; they will be waiting for you!

Information

Azuma-zushi(吾妻寿司) Sun Station Terrece Okayama (さんすて岡山店)

Adress:Sun Station Terrece Okayama 2F, 1-1 Ekimoto-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama Station:JR line・Shinkansen Okayama Station Access:1 minute walk by JR line・Shinkansen Okayama Station Tel:086-227-7337
Hours:11a.m - 10p.m
Languange Assistance:Japanese
Price:Okayama Bara-zushi 1,620 yen, Nigiri-zushi (1 piece) 240 - 550 yen
HP:Azuma-zushi HP

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