Food of Fukuoka

The unique tastes of land and sea

The rich mountains and plains of Fukuoka and its abundant marine resources are a treasure trove of delicious food. From the sea comes laver, processed fish paste and pickled seafood, while the land yields time-honored Yame green tea, and the giant Kyoho grapes and a host of other fruits. The fields of Fukuoka support a diverse selection of rice wine, shochu distilled liquor and wine, too.

Mentai Spiced Cod Roe

The spice of Hakata

Famed nationwide, mentai (spiced cod roe) has established itself as a standard souvenir from Fukuoka. Made of cod roe in a red pepper sauce, it is perfect with hot rice and a diverse variety of Western cuisine.