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Mebuki
The Shochu from Suita Arrowheads
Date:31, Dec, 2011
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Suita in Osaka is well-known as the place of Osaka International Expo. As mentioned before, Suita arrowheads are a traditional vegetable in the city. Mebuki is a shochu made from Suita arrowheads.

Mebuki was originally just a memento which was manufactured in 2008. But it got accepted as a specialty of the district and was decided to be on sale in 2010.

Harvested 1,400 Suita arrowheads every year, they harvested about 1,100 Suita arrowheads in 2011. Amount of Mebuki made from Suita arrowheads, naturally becomes a little. But it tastes first-class. It tastes some fruity and that makes you feel nice. Especially it is very popular among women. They say many women have been repeaters.

Momentarily shochu was remarked as a good diet drink. Alcohol usually contains sugar content: because of getting fatter. Shochu contains no sugar and it makes you far from getting over-weight. That might be a reason why many women become Mebuki repeaters, but no tasting good makes any popularity. The taste is for women.


Mebuki was used in making the cake
They say it tasted very delicious.
Cakes Mebuki was used in had been made and been on sale at some hotel in Suita. But at the same time, Tohoku Earthquake went on. The cakes were not given publicity for self-discipline. The man in charge says that the cakes didn’t sell at all. I personally think it might be because of that the cakes cost 1,300 yen.

But Mebuki’s taste is first-class. Not in mass production. Try Mebuki once.

Thanks for the cooperation to Suita Nigiwai Tourist Association, Hankyu Hanshin Hotels Co., Ltd.




<Mebuki>
Shochu group Otsu
Alcohol:25
Made from rice, rice-malt and Suita arrowheads
720ml
Brewed by Akashi Shurui Shuzo Company Limited

General Inquire and purchase:Suita Nigiwai Tourist Association (Japanese)






 

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