[20 selections] You can buy it at Kochi Airport! Recommended Kochi Souvenirs

 [20 selections] You can buy it at Kochi Airport! Recommended Kochi Souvenirs

This time, we are introducing souvenirs you can get at Kochi Airport.

All of them can be purchased at Kochi Airport, so you can get them at the end of your trip.

Please use it as a reference.

Continuing to preserve the traditional taste
"Millet Biscuit & Millet Sand"

Millet sandwich (from top left: yuzu, Tosa tea, white, strawberry, caramel)

4 millet biscuits (salt)

Kochi's famous "Millet Biscuit". It is popular for its slightly sweet, slightly salty, nostalgic flavor. This is a "local sweets from Kochi Prefecture" manufactured by Nomura Irimame Kakouten in Kochi Prefecture, but I'm sure many people know about "Millet Biscuits" even though they've never been to Kochi Prefecture.

The "4-row Millet Biscuit", which consists of 4 Millet Biscuits, is also recommended for souvenirs!

In addition, "Millet Sand", made by a Western confectionery shop in Kochi Prefecture, is a sweet-like confectionery made by sandwiching special cream such as matcha and caramel between "Millet biscuits".

Nomura Irimame Kakouten

[Mon Plaisir]

The book-like package is a landmark
"Tosa Nikki"

"Tosa Nikki", which has been popular since 1955, is a Japanese confectionery made of strained red bean paste wrapped in gyuhi dough sprinkled with a unique soboro.

As the name suggests, this sweet is based on Kino Tsurayuki's Tosa Nikki, and its name uses the old spelling.

Not only is it delicious, but it also has a long expiration date, which is rare for Japanese sweets, which makes it a great souvenir.

[Kashidokoro Aoyagi]
Shelf life: 50 days

The best-selling sweets souvenir from Kochi Prefecture
"Tosa Meika Kanzashi"

Since its release in 1962, "Kanzashi" is said to be the best-selling sweet souvenir in Kochi, with over 3.5 million units sold each year.

The "Kanzashi" has a fluffy texture created by the foil-baking method, in which dough made with plenty of margarine and eggs is poured into foil and baked, and contains yuzu-scented white bean paste.

The dough also includes a "Kanzashi pattern", and if you purchase a set of 5 or more, you will also receive a plum-flavored Kanzashi candy.

[Hamako Co., Ltd.]

Feel the taste of chestnuts
"Shimanto Maronpai"

"Shimanto Marronpai'' is made with high-quality Shimanto chestnuts grown to large size with the blessings of the Shimanto River, a clear stream that Kochi is proud of.

Shimanto chestnuts, which are larger than regular chestnuts, have a sugar content of about 20 degrees when steamed, making them sweeter than melons. The round pie dough is filled with a filling made from Shimanto chestnut paste that gives you a taste of the sweetness of the ingredients.

[Kashidokoro Aoyagi]
Shelf life: 50 days

[Shikoku limited]
"Kaki-no-tane Bonito Flavor"

Kochi's famous yuzu and bonito flavored kaki-no-tane.

This is a snack that matches the flavor of bonito and Yuzu powder from Kochi Prefecture.

When you put it in your mouth, the scent of yuzu spreads through your mouth, and the mellow and sour taste of kaki-no-tane leaves you with the scent of bonito after you finish eating them.

Keeping the original taste of yuzu
"Yuzu Peel"

A sweet and sour, refreshing sweet made with candied fragrant yuzu peel from Mihara Village in Kochi Prefecture, the home of yuzu.

This "Yuzu Peel'' uses only A-rank yuzu peels and is quickly frozen immediately after squeezing the juice to maintain its quality and color. The natural aroma and acidity of yuzu spreads in your mouth, making it a sweet that you can eat as much as you want.

[Mihara Village Agricultural Corporation Public Interest Incorporated Foundation]
Shelf life: 180 days from the date of manufacture

The exquisite harmony of sweet potato and salt
"Shio Kenpi"

"Shio Kenpi'', which originated at Suisha-tei, is a imo-kenpi (fried sweet potato) with an exquisite sweet taste with a hint of salt.

"Shio Kenpi" uses salt to bring out the natural sweetness of freshly harvested sweet potatoes, and you'll be addicted to it once you try it. Domestic sweet potatoes are cut into thin pieces and carefully fried in an original blend of cooking oil. After drying, the surface is coated with honey made by combining Kochi Prefecture Muroto deep sea water salt and sugar. The salt makes the surface crispy and the inside soft.

Shelf life: 90 days

A potato craftsman carefully shaves each potato one by one
"Kezuriimo Ara Kezuri"

Imo kenpi is a local sweet from Kochi Prefecture.

This "Kezuri Imo" is made by carving "Tosa Beni Kokintoki'"which is harvested from the fertile red soil in the middle reaches of the Niyodo River, which is said to be a miraculously clear stream, and is a slightly more luxurious product among Kochi's imo kenpi.

"Kezuriimo" is made by carefully frying Tosa Kokintoki, which has a high sugar content and burns easily, and is not as thick as regular imo kenpi, so you can eat it crisply.

There are three flavors in total: salt, sugar beet, and ginger.

Shelf life: 180 days

A hot topic in the TV drama series!
"Makino's Plant Encyclopedia"

The package is based on the illustrated plant encyclopedia of Tomitaro Makino, the father of Japanese botany, who was the model for the TV drama series "Ranman."

Dr. Makino seems to have been a coffee lover, and he used lightly sweetened arabiki coffee cookies made with roasted coffee beans from Kanagawa Coffee, which was founded by Eiichi Kanagawa, the owner of Kinrei, a coffee shop he frequented. It goes perfectly with coffee!

Local ramen loved by locals
"Nabeyaki Ramen"

Instant Chinese noodle type “Kochi Nabeyaki Ramen 5P”

Nabeyaki Ramen “Hashimoto Shokudo”

"Nabeyaki Ramen" is a local ramen from Susaki City, Kochi Prefecture. This ramen has been loved by locals ever since its creation shortly after the war.

The thin noodles go perfectly with the chicken soy sauce based soup. In addition to the bag noodle type, try comparing the half-baked noodle type that gives you the taste of Hashimoto Shokudo, which is popular for its Nabeyaki Ramen.

Why not try eating it in a clay pot with toppings like chicken, green onions, raw eggs, and chikuwa, just like we do in Kochi Prefecture?

Delivering a refreshing village breeze
"Gokkun Umaji Village"

"Gokkun Umaji Village" is made with delicious yuzu citrus grown in Umaji Village, Kochi Prefecture, water from the Yasuda River that flows through Umaji Village, and sweet honey.

The naturally sweet yuzu juice was apparently developed by an agricultural cooperative as a juice that they would want their children to drink, and it has been a long-selling product for over 30 years.

"Gokkun Umaji Village" has a refreshing yuzu scent as soon as you open the lid. The only ingredients are organically grown yuzu and honey. Since it does not contain any unnecessary substances, it is gentle on the body and can be safely consumed by everyone from children to the elderly. Especially recommended in the hot season!

[Umaji Village Agricultural Cooperative Association]
Shelf life: 12 months

In Kochi Prefecture, there is no one who doesn't know about it.
"Long Life Ripple"

Ripple, a soul drink of Kochi Prefecture, has been loved for over 50 years and has been loved by Kochi Prefecture residents for over 50 years, although it is almost unknown to other prefectures. It has a somewhat nostalgic taste with a good balance of sourness and sweetness.

This time we will be introducing "Long Life Ripple," which can be stored at room temperature.

This is a product that "Himawari Dairy", which sells Ripple as souvenirs and gifts, started selling in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. Can be stored for 120 days at room temperature. The 6-piece set comes in an attache case type box, making it convenient to carry.

[Himawari Dairy Co., Ltd.]
Shelf life: 120 days

Harmony of sake and yuzu

"YUZUSAKE" is a liqueur made by combining yuzu juice from Tosa Town with sake from the local sake brewery, "Keigetsu", produced by Tosa Sake Brewery.

Adding honey to the raw materials brings out the soft sweetness. With the richness of sake and the aroma of sweet and sour yuzu, this sake has a refreshing taste and is not too sweet. We recommend drinking it well chilled!

Sake Keigetu Tosa Shuzo Brewery Co.

Masterpiece of sake snacks, "Shuto Amakuchi"

"Shuto" is a masterpiece of sake appetizers produced in Tosa.

It is a salted fish made from bonito innards that got its name because it is said to be "so good that one craves for alcohol even stealing them''.

"Amakuchi'' is a mix of Kochi's local sake, mirin, honey, onion, etc. to create a mellow and easy-to-eat flavor. You can eat it as is, use it as a seasoning in stir-fried dishes such as kimchi or fried rice, or use it in place of anchovies in pasta or pizza.

Because Kochi Prefecture loves both alcohol and bonito, "shuto" is a delicacy that is perfect as an accompaniment to alcohol. Would you like to fall in love with its vivid aroma and deep flavor?

[Fukutatsu Limited Company]
Shelf life: 10 months

Made with local yuzu
"Ponzu Soy Sauce Yuzu no Mura"

Yuzu no Mura is a yuzu ponzu sauce made with yuzu from Umaji Village, Kochi Prefecture.

This is a popular product that goes well with any dish.

When it was first released, it was created with the hope that people would enjoy hot pot dishes such as mizutaki, chirinabe, and boiled tofu with this ponzu sauce. Nowadays, it is used for various things such as Japanese dressing, gyoza, cold tofu, sashimi, and yakiniku sauce.

"Yuzu no Mura" has an exquisite balance of umami, sourness, and yuzu aroma. Of course, it goes perfectly with seared bonito!

[Umaji Village Agricultural Cooperative Association]
Shelf life: 6 months from the manufacturing date

Sauce lovers approve
The phantom "Mamiy sauce"

"Mamiy Sauce" was rumored to be discontinued at one point. This sauce was called "phantom sauce" because it was handmade and produced in small quantities, preserving the top secret traditional recipe, and was only for commercial use.

Nowadays, a couple work together to make the sauce by hand, continuing to refine the flavor while inheriting traditional recipes. Uma-kara flavor has a mellow taste with a hint of spiciness that brings out the flavor of the ingredients.

Fluffy bonito flake
"Souda-bushi for egg rice bowl"

Souda-bushi is a type of bonito flakes made by sufficiently reducing the water content of Souda-bushi (commonly known as Medjika) harvested in Tosashimizu City, Kochi Prefecture.

This fluffy shaved bonito flakes, with a stronger flavor and aroma than ordinary bonito flakes, is a topping made to go well with egg on top of rice. Simply put it on the egg rice bowl and pour soy sauce over.

The content is 10 g. You can eat it 4-5 times. Can also be used for cold tofu, salad, etc.

It is sliced quite thinly so that it mixes well with the rice, so it is smooth and does not feel like it remains in the mouth at all. Why not try the rice with egg, which is softly flavored with the taste of Soda-bushi?

Shinya Shoten Ltd.

Perfect for rice balls!
"Shimanto Aonori Salt"

"Shimanto Aonori Salt" is made using green seaweed from the clear Shimanto River in Kochi Prefecture and seaweed salt from the Seto Inland Sea.

When you mix about a teaspoon into rice, the rich flavor of green seaweed will spread in your mouth.

It's also perfect for rice balls.

Yuzu Farm 12 Month Series
"Yuzu Kaoru Furufuru Jelly"

Bite-sized "Yuzu Kaoru Furufuru Jelly".

A transparent jelly that melts in your mouth and is made with plenty of essence squeezed from yuzu, a specialty of Kitagawa Village. The jelly is moderately sweet and has a refreshing aftertaste, allowing you to enjoy the rich yuzu flavor.

Kitagawa Village in Kochi Prefecture is the number one yuzu production area in Japan, and because we can harvest so many yuzu, we can use the essence squeezed from yuzu in abundance.

The 12-pack comes in a Western-style white package with a cute green tag with a yuzu leaf motif, making it the perfect souvenir.

[Ikeda Yuugaen]
Shelf life: 4 months after manufacture

Made in Tosa Earl Gray
"Aun Earl Grey"

"Aun Earl Gray" is a collaboration between "Shimanto Black Tea" from the Hiroi Tea Producers Association, which is produced in the Shimanto River basin, and ``Bergamot'' from the Umaji Village Agricultural Cooperative.

Shimanto black tea is a Japanese black tea that disappeared from Shimanto in 1965, but was revived in 2007 by the Hiroi Tea Production Association. The Umaji Village Agricultural Cooperative, which grows bergamot, was looking to make Earl Gray when they came across Shimanto Black Tea and collaborated with them to create Aun.

Earl Gray with the refreshing scent of bergamot and the rich taste of black tea. The package also features an image of wild boars from two regions facing each other, breathing in the spirit of "aun", making it perfect as a souvenir or gift.

This time, we have narrowed it down to the items that can be purchased at Kochi Airport!

Kochi has many attractive souvenirs. It might be a good idea to stop by for souvenirs.

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