Boiled Strawberry from the Sea of Sanriku
Hello, this is ariTV’s Tomomi Hama.
Have you ever heard about Ichigo-ni, literally means boiled strawberry.
But it’s not about fruit!
This is it!
Ichigo-ni is a soup made with sea urchin and sea ear.
It’s familiar to people in Aomori’s Hashikami and Hachinohe.
We had this Ichigo-ni at locals’ favorite diner Hamayū in Hashikami, Aomori.
The diner serves up satisfying seafood including this prize rice bowl,
and Hashikami’s signature dish ichigo-ni.
It’s called by that name, because when sea urchin is put into boiling water, it becomes looking like strawberry.
It’s homemade taste of fishers.
You can’t resist the combined taste of sea urchin and sea ear.
The 2011 disaster caused some damages to Hashikami, but it has recovered.
The town composes a part of the Sanriku Reconstruction National Park, and its views of nature are beautiful!
On July 26 and 27, popular ichigo-ni festival will take place in the park.
The sea of Sanriku has a plenty of nice seafood.
Give it a try!