When you think about Yamaguchi‘s local food, you think about “Fugu” (blow fish). In Yamaguchi, locals believe it brings good luck, because of its similar pronounciation with “Fuku (“Good fortune” in Japanese)”.
The fugu season starts in November and lasts until February, but fugu are now artificial bred so you are able to eat them all year long.
Are you scared of its poison? Don’t worry. All fugu chefs need a license to get the right to cook and serve fugu, so you don’t need to worry about the fugu served in restaurant – it’s safe. If you don’t like sashimi, fugu can also be served in hot pots, so please give it a try.
If you want to try a slightly different kind of food, then maybe you would want to try Kawara soba. Tea soba are cooked on a heated tile, and served with sweet and spicy beef, brocade eggs, and seaweed. It’s a very popular recipe, and you can easily cook it at home using hot plates.