Mikan Gohan: Japanese soul food or…Japanese myth?

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee


An odd local specialty that’s surprised the nation. 

Wherever you travel in Japan, you’re bound to come across local specialties that are the pride of their respective regions. Hyogo’s Himeji City, for instance, is known for almond toast, while Okinawa is known for Spam onigiri. And over in Wakayama Prefecture, one of the country’s premier mikan (mandarin orange) producing regions, you’ll find a specialty called Mikan Gohan.

Or will you? That’s the question people are asking after this tweet showing the unusual dish came to light.

衝撃のご飯が出てきた! pic.twitter.com/hhPcbcWHUF

— ざーさん@ZX-14 (@zasan_zzr1400) December 18, 2020

As the above photo shows, Mikan

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