In this article, we will introduce you to some delicacies that we brought back from Hokkaido and that will be included in our next Peko Peko Box. If you don’t want to miss it, subscribe now to Peko Peko box.
Did you know that Hokkaido is very famous for its mint?
Kitami is a city located in the north of Hokkaido, in the Okhotsk Subprefecture. There was a time when 70% of the world share of mint was produced in Kitami. However, the increasing use of synthetic mint flavor led to a decline in Kitami’s flourishing industry, and in the 1980s the once world-renowned Kitami Mint Factory closed. But, shortly after the closure of the factory, the Kitami Hakka Tsusho company opened its doors to perpetuate this industry and keep the Mint Kingdom of Kitami’s glorious history alive.
Mint is a herb that is grown all around the world. Its major characteristic is the cooling sensation produced by menthol, the most abundant component in the leaves. Mint candies are one of the most beloved Kitami Hakka Tsusho products.
Hokkaido ramen: Be careful of the bears
On the package of this ramen, you can see a bear and big black kanjis. The bear drawing with the sentence “熊出没注意” (kuma shutsubotsu chuui), “be careful of the bears” can be seen everywhere in Hokkaido. Indeed, during our trip to Hokkaido, we visited the Shiretoko peninsula, which has one of the densest populations of brown bears in the world and concentrates 80% of the brown bear population of the island of Hokkaido.
Noodles are dried for 2 days to create a nice texture and the soup has a rich miso flavor. It is the perfect soul warming meal.
The King of Melon
Yubari Melon is a well known melon in Japan. It is considered as a luxurious delicacy. Only melons from Yubari city that have been inspected by the Yubari City Agricultural Cooperative can receive the label of Yubari Melon. Its price can range from 20$ to 60$.
Unfortunately, we can’t send you a piece of those melons , but we found those caramels for you to enjoy in our Peko Peko Box.
If you want to taste all of those delicacies and learn more about Hokkaido, don’t forget to subscribe to Peko Peko Box before August 31th to receive your Hokkaido box.