Kurokuma Hotpot (HOTEL&RESIDENCE Nanshukan)
This famous hotpot is served in the style of shabu-shabu: thinly sliced meat and bite-sized vegetables cooking in steaming hot broth. The soup stock is made with dried fish flakes, kombu seaweed, and seven vegetables, while the meat is Kagoshima’s unique kurobuta (literally “black pork”), a variety of pork derived from premium Berkshire pigs. Lettuce, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and cherry tomatoes are among the many vegetables included. To finish the dish, ramen noodles are added to soak up the soup.
The magnificent Kurokuma Hotpot is served in a dish that is 70 cm (27.5in) in diameter, and the skillful staff put on a wonderful performance when presenting and serving it. Dessert is Kagoshima’s shirokuma (literally “polar bear”), a shaved ice topped with fruit, sweet beans and condensed milk. Come and enjoy this unique meal of Kagoshima.