AIZUWAKAMATSU | Whether you’re looking for a feed, or wanting to purchase some local delicacies to take away, Mitsutaya is a place that’s well worth visiting. Housed in an old miso storehouse and factory dating back to 1834, Mitsutaya specialises in dengaku – skewers of bean curd, mochi (pounded rice cake) or vegetables basted in sweet miso paste and barbecued over charcoal, directly in front of you. Our advice is to go for the dengaku cōsu (tasting course), which gives you 6 dengaku, including bean curd, konnyaku, a rice cake, taro, mashed rice (Shingoro) and a herring. This also gives you the opportunity to try the four different miso that Mitsutaya are known for. Wash it all down with a cup of tea or sake.
If you’re not hungry, check out the store that occupies the front of the building, which has plenty of local items like miso, pickles, sauces and nuts to take away and enjoy later, including samples to try.
1 Chome-1-25 Ōmachi
Fukushima Prefecture 965-0044
Telephone: 0242 27 1345
Thu – Tue: 10:00am to 5:00pm