Recommended Kagawa Food
1.Sanuki olive beef
Premium Japanese Black Sanuki Wagyu cattle in Kagawa Prefecture are raised on olives left over from the extraction of oil. “Olive beef” has a rich flavor, but at the same time, it is also light and tender. Olive beef is a healthy delicacy that you can only enjoy in Shikoku.
Olives have been grown in Kagawa Prefecture for more than 100 years. Here, they are mixed into feed for livestock. Pork raised this way sweetly melts in your mouth with a milder flavor than conventionally raised pork. The consistency of pork raised healthily with the help of olives offers a unique taste unlike any other.
As its name suggests, Sanuki Gold is variety of kiwifruit possessing brilliantly golden flesh. In addition to its eye-catching beautiful color, the infinitely sweet flavor of this original cultivar from Kagawa has completely transformed the traditional kiwifruit image.
Olive hamachi, or yellowtail amberjack, is the culmination of farm-raised fish being fed olive-based feed. Ground olive leaves are mixed into the fish feed, which enhances the firmness of their flesh. The result is a light and healthy-tasting fish from the Seto Inland Sea.
Owing to a temperate climate across all four seasons, the Japanese sake brewed on the Sanuki Plain has a mild palate, a characteristic appreciated by sake lovers far and wide. It is considered to be well-balanced, thanks to its aroma, taste, crispness, and roundedness.
Since long ago in the western region of Kagawa Prefecture, this traditional confectionary has been presented by brides to their wedding guests, as well as to their neighbors and friends. A lot of time and effort is put into roasting glutinous rice into these little balls—a healthy and fun sweet representing happiness.
The history of soy sauce making in Kagawa Prefecture goes back more than 400 years. The rich flavor and aroma of soy sauce are the result of the time-honored traditions each master brewer continues to uphold and pursue. Sanuki soy sauce is the product of a centuries-old history. Enjoy the rich and well-rounded flavors of this soy sauce to your heart’s content.
Kagawa Prefecture has a 200 year-long history of producing wasanbon, a fine-grained Japanese sugar. It is used by skilled artisans to carefully make beautiful and charming sugar confectionery. Wasanbon has a refined and melt-in-your-mouth texture and a delightful taste that will inadvertently bring a smile to your face. It also goes really well with coffee, tea, or alcoholic drinks such as brandy.