Hello everyone🌟 This is MARINA, a singer from Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture!
First of all, I have something to report to you.
Since July, our team has been planning a crowdfunding campaign to create this program, and thanks to your support throughout July, we were able to reach and exceed our funding goal, allowing us to produce this program in earnest!
Thanks to everyone’s support, I am able to start this program, and more importantly, I’m very happy to have been given the chance to move one step closer to my dream and make people around the world happy and healthy.
We’ll be bringing you many more thoughts through this show, so please look forward to it 🎵 Thank you all so much!
You saw in my last blog that MARINA is a foodie, right? 😁
If you haven’t seen the last blog, you should definitely check out the last one💛.
Today, I’d like to introduce to you “MARINA’s favorite Kumamoto souvenir“!
It’s a MARINA favorite, so no claims will be accepted! So, now let’s go!!
MARINA’s Recommended Souvenirs from Kumamoto, No.5
『Jindaiko (war drum)』
Kobai’s “Jindaiko” is a representative sweet of Kumamoto.
There is no one who comes to Kumamoto and doesn’t buy this souvenir!
Jindaiko uses the highest quality Dainagon Red Beans. They carefully check each one for any foreign matter or defective beans and sort them by hand.😲
The sweet bean paste on the outside is as smooth as yokan (sweet bean jelly), and the inside is filled with gyuhi, which goes perfectly with the best azuki beans!🎵
The packaging is wrapped in aluminum, which is a bit unusual, but it’s an elegant souvenir.
Elderly people will be very happy to receive Jindaiko as a gift.💓 Apparently, if you bring Jindaiko as a gift for your company, you’ll get points for it.( ^ω^ )
MARINA’s Recommended Souvenirs from Kumamoto, No.4
『GOHAN NO TOMO(Friend of rice)』
MARINA’s favorite furikake is this “GOHAN NO TOMO”.
It’s really hard to think of anything else, and it will forever be the best in the MARINA’s favorite furikakes!✨
I grew up eating this furikake, so I became 5’7″ tall!（Lol）
Because GOHAN NO TOMO is made of dried sardines! Full of Calcium.
GOHAN NO TOMO is an old-fashioned furikake, which has been around since the early Taisho era. It is considered the origin of furikake.
40% of the ingredients are dried sardines, and the sweet and spicy soy sauce, which brings out the flavor of the sardines and provides a base for seasoning, are granulated and dried to create a crunchy texture. I really love it💓
Even now that I’m in Tokyo, I still eat them! I would like you all to try it 🎵.
If you have kids, this is a great souvenir for you! Nutritious!
MARINA’s Recommended Souvenirs from Kumamoto, No.3
Kyushu is known for its “ramen”. Kumamoto’s ramen is not only about pork bone soup.
Kumamoto’s ramen is made of pork bones with charred garlic and black ma oil!
The high-impact charred garlic will whet your appetite, plus the aroma of black ma oil adds to the deliciousness!
You can eat this Daikoku at the store, but you can also buy it as a souvenir or as a gift for yourself, which is great! You can enjoy the flavors of a great restaurant at home. It doesn’t get any better than this 🎵.
I’m reminded that ramen is so affordable now that it’s a good thing that we live in such a good age.😋
MARINA’s Recommended Souvenirs from Kumamoto, No.2
『Kokuto Donatsu-bo (Brown Sugar Doughnut Stick)』
This is one of MARIA’s favorite souvenirs!
I think there are many people who are familiar with this product by Fuji Bambi Co.
It’s also known for its cute packaging, often in the form of Kumamon!
Kokuto Donatsu-bo is made of Okinawan brown sugar and domestic flour, and they are stick shaped!
As you can see from the picture, it’s an unusual doughnut shape! It seems they are particular about the shape of the food, so there are also bite-sized versions available 💓
It’s crispy outside but fluffy inside. At first bite, it tastes like Okinawan Sâtâ-andagi, but you quickly realize it’s a doughnut.
I always end up buying some for friends and some for myself. Doughnuts may seem heavy, but once you start eating them, you can’t stop!😁
What’s more, when you eat the doughnut, it’s greasy, but it’s like sweet nectar smeared on the dough, and that’s what makes it sizzle in your mouth!😋
It’s a popular product that is popular with everyone from children to the elderly!🎵
MARINA buys it every time too!
MARINA’s Recommended Souvenirs from Kumamoto, No.1
Not many people know about it. This souvenir is often overlooked.
Kumamoto doesn’t have much of an image of sweet potatoes, does it?
As a matter of fact, the sweet potatoes produced in Kumamoto Prefecture were even nominated at the Sweet Potato Expo!
This “Kumamoto Yaki Sweet Potato” is made with carefully selected sweet potatoes from Kumamoto Prefecture!
By taking the time to steam and bake it once, you can feel the deliciousness of the potatoes and the original flavor and umami of the potatoes!
I overlooked this great products because sweet potatoes can be found anywhere, but once I bought them as a gift, my friends loved them so much that when I went back to Kumamoto, they asked me to bring them back for them♫.
The sweet potatoes were smooth and tasty, even though they had the natural fluffiness of a sweet potato.
Ladies and gentlemen, what did you think of MARINA’s recommendations for souvenirs from Kumamoto?
For some reason, when it comes to introducing my hometown, I’m even more fired up than usual! It always takes 3 to 5 hours to write blog articles. I hope you all enjoyed it!✨
And, on a personal note, I’m planning to release my first mini-album, and on August 14, I will be releasing it digitally for 4 months in a row from each music distribution site.
A song from the mini-album will be released every month from each music distribution site.
My DEBUT SHOW CASE is scheduled to take place on November 14th at Motoyawata Route Fourteen, Chiba, and I’m going to be streaming it ahead of time so that everyone can enjoy it and there won’t be any time to rest until then, so for those of you who can’t make it to the show, I hope you’ll be able to connect with me again in this way and check out MARINA’s music so that we can meet on stage one day!
See you in the next blog!👋
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