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Kurobuta(Berkshire Pork)Shabu Shabu

Kurobuta(Berkshire Pork)Shabu Shabu

Thinly sliced pork is swished quickly in the boiling water and dipped in sauce to eat. The meal lets you savor the flavor of Kagoshima Berkshire Pork fed on sweet potato.

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Shochu Spirits

Shochu Spirits

Shochu distilled spirit is mostly made from sweet potatoes. One can enjoy drinking it on the rocks, in cocktails or with cold or hot water. In Amami Islands, shochu is made from brown sugar taken from sugar cane.

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Ramen

Ramen

A richly flavored soup made from pork bones as well as chicken bones and vegetables, and noodles that are slightly on the thicker side characterizes a typical Kagoshima ramen. It is a hearty, satisfying meal.

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Satsuma-age (fried fish cakes)

Satsuma-age (fried fish cakes)

Satsuma-age is a local delicacy of Kagoshima that is made of fresh fish paste seasoned with distilled spirits called shochu. Traditionally called "Tsuki-age" in Kagoshima, it is highly cherished by people here. There is a great variety of fillings these days that include cheese, sweet potato, and lotus root, among others.

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Kuroge Wagyu (Japanese Black beef)

Kuroge Wagyu (Japanese Black beef)

Kagoshima's Kuroge Wagyu was perfected after many improvements made in the local breed. Savor the finely marbled tender flesh and smooth texture.

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Tea

Tea

Kagoshima, which prides itself as Japan's second largest producer of greentea, is also famous for the earliest first-harvest greentea in the country for its mild climate.

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Unagi (freshwater eel)

Unagi (freshwater eel)

Kagoshima is the leading cultivation and production region for unagi in Japan. Rich in vitamins A and E, unagi is thought to lower cholesterol levels and to help prevent hardening of the arteries.

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Fish

Fish

Facing the Pacific Sea and Kinko Bay and blessed with bountiful seafood and other marine resources, Kagoshima offers a rich variety of authentic seafood cuisine such as sashimi, fried fish, and boiled fish that are all characterised by their freshness and excellent taste.

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Chicken

Chicken

Among Kagoshima's most famous chicken dishes are the local traditional Chicken Rice dish of Amami Oshima and the Satsuma Local Chicken cuisine that counts itself among the three greatest local chicken dishes in Japan. You can enjoy chicken on a skewer, as sashimi, or in any other number of original dishes.

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Sweets

Sweets

Japanese confectionaries and Western sweets unique to Kagoshima include Karukan (cakes made from yams, rice powder and sugar), Akumaki (glutinous rice mixed with lye and wrapped in the skin of a bamboo shoot) and Sweet Potato, all tasty souvenirs that are sure to please your friends and family.

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Satsuma Cuisine

Satsuma Cuisine

There is a lot of delicious fruits of the sea and riches of the land in Kagoshima such as Tonkotsu (slowly stewed pork chops) and Satsuma Age (fried fish cake). Needless to say, they are perfect accompaniments to Shochu (distilled spirit made from sweet potato), which has recently become popular.

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