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Why is horse meat famous for Kumamoto? I asked a horse meat specialty shop that lasted more than 10 years.


Hello everyone. It is Morinaga of the editor-in-chief of Kumamoto Kumamoto.
Have you ever eaten Kumamoto's horse meat? What?

Probably the only meat that can be eaten raw, collagen plenty, horse stinging which is the attention meat now.
In Kumamoto it has long been popular as a cherry tree meat.

But why is horsemeat famous for Kumamoto? When asked, I can not answer properly in the 33 years of Kumamoto history ....

So I went to the interview including the meaning of satisfying my intellectual curiosity.

By the way, I tried making horse sting T - shirts only for going through the interview.

The cooperation for the coverage is "Kumamoto horse meal dining horse cherry blossoms" which continues in Kumamoto for over 10 years.



There was a private room, there was a counter, there was also spacious space, I interfered with the fashionable Ginza shop that can accommodate various scenes.

Kumamoto horse meal Dining horse cherry blossom viewing from HP
Since horse meat contains more than 3 times the glycogen of beef, the meat is sweet. In addition to abundant vitamins (A, B12, E), 3 times the amount of beef and pork calcium, and abundant iron content from spinach and hijiki (100 / 4mg in raw meat 3g). Is also said. In Oriental medicine, horse meat is said to be good for nourishing the liver and kidney function. Also, because it has the action of curing excess heat in the body, professional athletes apply raw horse meat to affected areas to relieve inflammation and muscle It is also used for medical treatment such as pain. Highly nutritious, hard to eat, low-allergenic foods and low calorie, high protein, low fat, high mineral horse meat is attracting attention as a suitable ingredient for women, elderly people and tired people . Please enjoy the charm of horse meat that has a great effect on beauty and health at Horse Sakura.

Otsuka-san who came to work despite the holiday in this sudden coverage application this time. It was a wonderful smile and a wonderful person.

Otsuka Kensuke (Osaka Kensei)
Ideas Co., Ltd. Food & Beverage Division Manager Maosakura Shimoten Store Manager
Born in Tamana City, Kumamoto Prefecture, after graduating from Tamana High School, I woke up to enjoyment at the restaurant where I was part time job and joined Ideas Co., Ltd., which handles "Izakaya" etc. After that he played an active part in "Kumamoto horse meat Dining horse cherry". 32 years old in the food and drink industry.

Why is horse meat famous for Kumamoto?

Morinaga:
Thank you very much regardless of the day off today!
I was told that it was long as a manager, but I am surprised when I was young.

Mr. Otsuka:
I agree. I will be 32 years old. It has been ten years since I joined the food and drink department of Ideas Co., Ltd., which manages horse cherries.

Morinaga:
32 years old! No way No way! It is still calm .... Is it long to be manager?

Mr. Otsuka:
It has been about 5 years since becoming a manager. If the food and drink industry was fun and worked, I became the manager of the shop unnoticed.

Morinaga:
I see. I was surprised properly! !
So, quickly, could you tell me "Why is horsemeat famous for Kumamoto?"

Mr. Otsuka:
Originally it is said that when Kato Kiyomasumi was dispatched to Korea, they were attacking for military aggression and eating to surpass starvation began.
Because it seems that Kiyosumi is a person who loves horses, I think that I could eat it because of my disappointment, so it may be related to saving my life by that.

Morinaga:
I see…. I feel like a red legged Zef ...

Morinaga:
By the way, there are other areas to eat horse meat? What?

Mr. Otsuka:
I often hear about Fukushima and Aomori. But I think that Kumamoto was overwhelming.

<Number of heads of horse meat>

Morinaga:
I see. But Kumamoto is the best!
Among them, Mr. Ma Sakura handles the highest grade.

Mr. Otsuka:
That's right. By the way, do you know why horse meat is called "Sakura meat"?

Morinaga:
Why do not you tell me! Sakura Natto or something is said! Why? What?

Mr. Otsuka:
Horse meat is a fresh one and the cuts touch the air and it stains pink. That it is cherry color.
Besides, the season of cherry blossoms has come to be called cherry flesh from various theories such as horse meat is delicious.

Morinaga:
! What? That's right! ! !
All I do not know, I reflect on 33 years ....

Mr. Otsuka:
More to say, horsemeat is delicate meat, the taste changes at all.
In horse cherry blossoms, we constantly cut through the meat and we are constantly studying how to eat delicious horsemeat, especially around more than 10 years of craftsmen. For example, this is soy sauce, but I used something different until several years ago. But is not it more delicious this way? So I changed soy sauce. I am studying on a daily basis only in areas where there is no correct answer.

About horse meat Dining horse cherry

Morinaga:
Recently, when speaking of Kumamoto it is famous for saying Mr. Ma Oka, Do you have any unique dishes? What?

Mr. Otsuka:
Although it may not be unique, there are a lot of people coming to "wrestling" for "Leva Stabbing" ....

Morinaga:
Leber stabbing! ! If it is not fresh it can not be eaten, Mecha delicious & rare! !

Horse levitic stick, the first time eating texture (^ _ ^) # Horse meat # Leber stab

Posted by Shuhei Nakamura (@ shuheinkmr)

Mr. Otsuka:
Besides, we steamed horsemeat with vegetables and taste "Sakura Seiro Steamed" is unique in our shop. Of course, depending on the application, we also change parts and cuts of meat, and I am particular about cutting vegetables which is also a supporting role, and also undertreatment thoroughly.

Morinaga:
It is a touch that makes No. 4 batter, horse meat, a hero thoroughly!

I actually tried it.

You may be eating a horse sting? That's why muro followed it. I was asking for a beer even though I was in the interview, and I was repeating "Oh! vocabulary! !


First of all, horse sting! You can taste various parts at once.

Mr. Otsuka:
Soy sauce is nice too, but you can eat with salt. I searched for salt that matched horse sting and found it.

muro:
What! It is different from the horse stuff I ate so far! The horse sting is sweet! And salt is drawing sweetness and umami!

People trying to eat while showing off with pimp while trying to take photos


I got it still and took a picture. Marbling is bad!

Mr. Otsuka:
And our original is Kore!

Mr. Otsuka:
I'm wearing a sea urchin horse and eating it with salt.
※ I was able to eat without taking time to take pictures

muro:
Nanicole scary! It is too tasty and scary. The first combination! Something tasty is in the mouth.

Mr. Otsuka:
Next is the dish called "Sakura Nabe" that you will get in Shabu Shabu style. There are a lot of sukiyaki style wind in the direction of Tokyo, but we have been tasting with special Japanese style dashi to enjoy the deliciousness of horse meat in our shop.




※ It has become like a person with a long tongue, but it was really delicious. I felt that the delicious taste of a little sweet dumplings and vegetables and the umami that comes out of horse meat were good.

muro:
To tell the truth, I did not like horsemen much as it is now. . I guess he tried out with a paddle ....
However, now my favorite food No. 1 has become horse meat.

Morinaga:
Certainly, what was the horse meat you ate? I guess you are ....

Mr. Otsuka:
In horse cherry trees, even carefully selected among horse meat is offered, and we manage the way to cut and storage method finely. The goal is to have people around the world eat Kumamoto's delicious horse sting.

Morinaga:
world! Are you not decreasing after the earthquake?

Mr. Otsuka:
Immediately afterwards it decreased considerably, but not only inside or outside the prefecture but also for the reconstruction of Kumamoto many people came and visited many words of encouragement at the same time. It seems recently that foreign tourists are coming back, especially on weekends etc, the days when it is very crowded have also increased.


Morinaga:
This sushi is too tasty! It is not a big toro! Especially this warship! Troke is rolling around, "something delicious" spreads in your mouth.



Mr. Otsuka:
Shari also dare to taste thin, emphasis on the flavor of horse meat.

muro:
Wherever you are a horse, are not you? It is a remembrance that appreciated Kiyomasa who loved horses for receiving lives!


Mr. Otsuka:
It is a bit different, but it is a horse rice pizza. I finish it with sweetly seasoned horse rags and original cream sauce. It is delicious as it is, but it is more delicious if you add garlic chilli oil!


I can not put up with it any more ....

Future prospects

muro:
Having been managed in multiple stores, it has been successful, but what do you want to do in the future?

Mr. Otsuka:
I do not know the company as a whole, but as a food and drink department, I would like to say that people around the world would like to say "horse cherry group" by offering horse meat recognized around the world. That is not merely delicious, it is a place that is comfortable, a place where you can make a thought .... There are many things we have to do yet, but I think that the restaurant industry is getting tired of not having progress every day, and it is necessary to provide "impressive time" that provides "impressive horse meat" I think.

Morinaga:
Although I am younger I'm too firm. I am planning to start the EC with Omukamo and Kumamoto, can I let you open Otsuka's claws of nails?

Mr. Otsuka:
Of course it is useless. By the way, as far as the horse meat is served at the store, the current situation can not be convinced quality can be secured, so mail order may be tough ....

Morinaga:
There are also effects of the earthquake disaster .... When you start mail order, come on! Thank you.

in conclusion

To tell the truth, I was shy, I did not go to a special shop.
I thought that a horse sting in a pub or a horse sting to buy at a supermarket was horse sting, which I thought was delicious.

But, horse stables that I ate with Mr. Ma Shaku, horse meat dish was "impressive thing".
It was a different meat, unlike the horse meat ever eaten.

It is not a wallet-friendly amount, but if you name the Kumamoto people, it was a taste to eat once, so do not talk to Kumamoto without eating kore for people coming by sightseeing! I want to give a bite to it.

Those who want to name the Kumamoto people, those who come to Kumamoto to come by all means I'd like you to stop by Mr. Ma.

see you!

* In the unlikely event, if you want a T - shirt for horse sting, I'd appreciate it if you can send an email to info@k - dmc.co.jp. 3000 yen!

Morinaga

Morinaga Born in Kumamoto and raised in Kumamoto. While living in the prefecture, I live in Minamioguni-cho, Aso-gun now. My favorite food is cabbage and cucumber. If you get drunk, you have a habit of cutting your hair yourself.

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Morinaga Born in Kumamoto and raised in Kumamoto. While living in the prefecture, I live in Minamioguni-cho, Aso-gun now. My favorite food is cabbage and cucumber. If you get drunk, you have a habit of cutting your hair yourself.

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