Colorful Fukumen in Uwajima It is Zen Pasta! Low calorie’s happy food
Let us introduce “Fukumen” in Uwajima, a unique fish dish in the Seto Inland Sea, where have rich seafoods.
First of all, it is colorful!
There are white, pink, yellow, and green.
What do you think about these?
White and pink are crumbles of white fishes.
It is cooked that frying boiled fishes, and seasoned with some salt and sugar.
Pink is from red food coloring, called Sakuradenbu (pink fish floss), that is often used for the decoration of Chirashizushi (scattered sushi).
It is an excellent supporting actor of the dish, that is able to feel sweet and good taste of the fish.
Green is leeks, and yellow is the skin of oranges; this idea is good as the Seto Inland Sea, where is active cultivate oranges by the warm climate.
The skin of oranges is called Chinpi in Chinese medicine, and it is good for the health.
Under this colorful quartet, some food is hidden.
It is rice, or noodle?
Well, it is thin Konnyaku like noodles.
It is called Ito-Konnyaku, that is sold at the supermarkets in everywhere in Japan.
Konnyaku is made from pasted mysterious potatoes, called Konnyaku-Imo, and adding
the calcium hydroxide to make it jelly-like.
It is a very healthy food; there is almost zero calorie, fulfilled with fibers and konjac mannan, that is able to excrete toxic materials from the body.
In Italy, Ito-Konnyaku is called Zen Pasta, and it is very popular that used as instead of pastas.
It is the good harmony for the body between healthy Ito-Konnyaku, fishes, leeks, and oranges.
It is surely the happy food.
During the trip, we are often tired to eat too much every day.
If you feel that your body is heavy, you should eat Fukumen to detox.
And if you take a rest in the tatami floored room, you can continue your trip comfortably.
Kinoya inn in Uwajima is an old and new inn that is renewed from a closed old inn.
There is a beautiful area, designed the modern Japan, so that you can feel the goodness of the wooden style and the tatami.
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