Top quality gastronomy
Snow is an essential component of the gastronomic landscape in Niigata.
In spring, the winter snow melts slowly on the slopes of the Niigata mountains, gathering a wealth of nutrients along the way before joining a river and leaving deposits in the soil. Rice and Niigata products are grown in this ideal environment. Locals take pride in their gastronomy, their fish, fruits and vegetables. Discover some typical dishes of the Niigata region.
It gives a soft and mellow texture, leaving a slightly salty taste in the mouth.
Mochis can be plain, sprinkled or covered with various sweet or salty products. * The Japanese expression "mochi mochi" precisely designates this soft aspect typical of the mochi. Don't mix up with "moshi moshi" which means "Hello?" !