Enjoy collagen-rich turtle cuisine in Hamamatsu
People have been eating softshell turtles ("suppon" in Japanese) as a nutritious and tonic food since ancient times, and they have recently also been receiving attention as a collagen-rich beauty food. It is said that softshell turtle farming first started on the shores of Lake Hamana, and there are lots of eateries which serve turtle cuisine. In particular, tokumaru suppons are carefully reared for three to four years on special feed in open farms, and their distinctively rich, fatty flavor can only be enjoyed at certain establishments when they are in season (around September to March). Be sure to give them a try if you visit Hamamatsu.
|Posted photos||Main A turtle hotpot with a meltingly delicious soup you'll want to savor (photo is an image)
Three photos Upper left Relish the rich, savory taste of turtle with simple flavors (image), upper right Turtle cuisine by Fukutake, who always provides the best softshell turtles (image), lower The Tokumaru Suppon Course with a gorgeously deep, rich soup (image)
|Best season||Tokumaru Suppon: Around September to March|
Places where you can try softshell turtles
|Address||231-5 Tamachi, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-53-452-0995 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (except Saturdays), 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Last order: 10:00 p.m.)|
|Holidays||Every Sunday, Golden Week|
|Price||Turtle cuisine Genki Course from 5,400 yen
Tokumaru Suppon Course 12,960 yen
* All turtle courses must be ordered by a minimum of 2 persons (reservation required).
|Access||Approx. 10-minute walk from "Hamamatsu Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
|● Sakanaryori Senmon Totoichi|
|Address||3F Pesce Building, 318-28 Sakana-machi, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-53-458-6343 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (reservation required, course menus only), 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Last order: 10:00 p.m.)|
|Price||Marunabe (turtle hotpot) with rice porridge 5,370 yen
Tokumaru Suppon Course 16,200 yen (reservation required)
|Access||Approx. 8-minute walk from "Hamamatsu Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
|● Nihonryori Shigematsu|
|Address||58-1 Chitose-cho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-53-453-2591 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (reservation required for both)|
|Price||Turtle hotpot course 12,960 yen
* Separate service charge is required.
* Minimum of 2 persons (reservation required).
|Access||Approx. 5-minute walk from "Hamamatsu Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.|
updated on Mar 30, 2018
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