Everybody loves the traditional train station boxed lunch with a history of more than 100 years, Masunosushi!
Toyama’s specialty “Masunosushi” is nowadays known around the nation. Its history is old; in Kyoho 2 (1717), Maeda Toshioki--the feudal lord--offered “Masunosushi” made of trout swimming upstream Jinzu River and Ecchu rice cooked by samurais of Toyama, to eighth generation of Tokugawa shogunate, Yoshimune, a gourmet. It is said that Yoshimune praised the dish.
“Masunosushi” began to be sold as train station boxed lunch since the Meiji era. “Masunosushi-honpo Minamoto,” which currently manufactures and sells the boxed lunches began sales at Toyama Station in Meiji 45 (1912); at that time, Minamoto operated a high-end inn / restaurant. Since then, over 100 years this boxed lunch has gained popularity from inside and outside the prefecture as delicacy of Toyama. (Pictures above show “Masunosushi” and “Burinosushi”)
Irresistible tastiness with exquisite balance!
“Premium Masunosushi”(1,800 yen (tax included))
The appearance of round wooden case filled with “Masunosushi” covered in fragrant, vivid green bamboo leaves is striking. Carefully selected trout slices, vinegar rice made from rice produced in Toyama, and the texture peculiar to oshizushi (pressed sushi) come in exquisite balance that makes you feel like eating one piece after another.
Because it is rich and filling, “Premium Masunosushi” is popular
“Premium Masunosushi” topped with thick slices of trout offers more umami than the standard Masunosushi; with moist, filling texture, you can savor a taste of higher grade, which makes this product popular. It is recommended when holding a modest celebration or treating yourself; ideal when you want a little bit of luxury.
“Masunosushi” may be purchased at stores selling train station boxed lunches nationwide, as well as via the internet. How about savoring the traditional taste Toyama boasts?
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