Matsushima Seafood Makes Great Street Food

May 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Food, Photo Gallery

Matsushima, one of the Three Most Scenic Spots in Japan, is famous for more than just its small islands that dot the bay, its lovely views, ancient temples and shrines. Matsushima oysters are a regional delicacy that are served raw, deep fried, in burgers, battered tempura style or as part of a nabe (soup or stew hot pot) in restaurants and cafes throughout out this seaside town.

Looking for more casual fare?  Look no further that the street food vendors that can be found on almost every street along Matsushima Bay.

Matushima Seafood Vendor

Grilled corn on the cob, ebi (shrimp), ika (squid), hotate (scallop),tsubu (whelk in the spiral shell) and, yes, kaki (oysters) were standard fare at almost every street food stall that I came across and the prices were very reasonable.  The ebi was the most expensive at Y750 (approximately USD 7.50), the ika ,Y500, and the cheapest was the tsubu for only Y100.

Tasty street food in Japan – what could be better?

This and other great images of Japan can be found in The Nihon Sun Japan Photo Gallery.

Image Credit:  Personal Collection

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  1. Great memories. Did go to Matsushima (not in the good season though) and tried these. Loved it!

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