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Kingyo-meshi
Gifu People Probably Don't Eat Goldfish
Date:07, Nov, 2021
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Kingyo-meshi is the local dish of Gifu. Kingyo means a goldfish, meshi does rice in Japanese language. Do Gifu people eat goldfishes with rice anyhow? you may ask. As you know, most of Japanese people often have unheated fishes as sashimi and sushi. But Gifu people don't eat goldfishes (I suppose). The Kingyo means sliced carrot on seasoned rice. For the redness, they look like goldfishes. Then they named it Kingyo-meshi, they say.



Kingyo-meshi
File: Kingyomeshi, Local food in Kakamigahara.jpg
from the Japanese Wikipedia
(Photoed on September 30, 2017)

Is it really the local dish? you would ask. When you have carrots and rice, you can make the Kingyo-meshi anywhere! you may say. I am not denying you. In fact, the main role is carrot, not rice. Kakamigahara Carrot is the local specialty of Kakamigahara, Gifu. Using the Kakamigahara Carrots, they make Kingyo-meshi there.



The Kakamigahara Public Park
File: Kakamigahara public park-2.JPG
from the Japanese Wikipedia
(Photoed on December 5, 2007)






 

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