takayama SAKANA

Fine dining of selected seasonal ingredients and the highest quality of Hida beef can be enjoyed in a peaceful location.

Sakana Restaurant in Takayama serves seasonal cuisine. Most of dishes are made from local products such as highly acclaimed Hida-Beef, also we go into the mountains by ourselves to get wild ingredients. In this diary, I'd like to make some notes of seasonal food and scenes of Hida area.

Summer Peach Dessert

Fruits and vegetables produced in Hida have a high sugar content due to the difference in temperature between morning and evening and have a good taste. However, its recognition may be low due to its small production volume.

Hida peach is one of the most popular with locals.

Blanch quickly,

Cool down

Peel

Cooking in vaccum bag with original syrup.

 

The original flavor and sweetness of peach are condensed.

Syrup with condensed peach flavor is served with ice and lemon slices to make it a refreshing drink.

You can order it in Japan.

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by Kay

One spring day

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A marten - a genus of mustelidae as minks and weasels

A wild marten walked towords to the camera. Wild, but chubby shape shows that he must be a farmer's enemy.

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He finally realized that he was focused on a camera and ran away.

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It was a day when the fresh green was beautiful and calm.

by Kay

Deserted town

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Old town in Takayama

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Takayama town centre is usually full of tourists all through the year,  and especially this cherry blossom season. Now tourists have disappeared as the Covid-19 spreads over the world.

 

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The cherry blossoms are blooming quietly without worrying about the turmoil of the human world.

by Kay

Handmade bamboo skewers

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Our restaurant SAKANA also spends plenty of free time under the influence of the new coronavirus. The only salvation yet is that there are no infected people in Takayama so far.

To avoid wasting this spare time, we made bamboo skewers for the "charcoal grill hearth course".

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About 200 handmade bamboo skewers were made using the bamboo displayed at the entrance of the New Year.

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I was so tired after all....

By Kay