Inobuta (a hybrid cross between a wild boar and domestic pig)
The first “inobuta” was bred in 1970 by crossing a male boar with a female domestic pig. The meat has the flavor of a boar, while being tender and mild in taste. The fat in particular is sweet and melts in the mouth.
Meat from the “inobuta” of Susami-cho is known by the name, “ibu-no megumi.” There are many restaurants in town serving “inobuta” cooking.
Ken-ken katsuo (trolled skipjack tuna)
Skipjack tuna caught by trolling is killed and bled immediately, then chilled in iced seawater before being transported to port. The tuna, chilled while the boat is still offshore and quickly transported to the market, are absolutely divine in taste and texture. They are in season from March through May.
“Surume” squid (Japanese common squid) are dried, vacuum packed, then processed into postcards. They will let you send truly “tasteful” postcards! They are available in three types: Standard postcards, summer greeting cards, and New Year greeting cards.
230 yen each. They can be sent as standard-sized postcards (92 yen).
This is an onigiri (rice ball) wrapped in takana-zuke (pickled leaf mustard), and it is a local cuisine of the Nanki region. The name, mehari, meaning “to gape,” is said to have come from its deliciousness or its huge size, “which were enough to make one gape.”
This is a local cuisine that represents the Nanki region. The oshi-zushi (sushi pressed in a box), made by placing a whole, vinegar-marinated Pacific saury on sushi rice, has a delicious, refreshing taste.
Cream puffs, imomochi,
Japanese confectionery, pudding
These are the famous sweets, which are the pride of Susami-cho! They are all delectable sweets that are a must to try.
Check out the tourism pamphlet for more information on the shops!
Come and try the delicious “ibu-no megumi”
Restaurants serving “inobuta”