Japanese Sweet of Funa-zushi (crucian carp sushi) Pie: Otsu City, Shiga,
Funa-zushi is a local specialty of Shiga Prefecture. Crucian carps preserved in salt are mixed with rice, and it is fermented and picked well. The smell is unique and similar to natto and cheese. It is the high-end dish of Lake Biwa of Shiga. Another characteristic of Funa-zushi is that, the more you chew it, the more flavorful it becomes. Be prepared if you are eating it for the first time, though – you can be surprised by its strong smell and taste!
You know what? Funa-zushi has become a pie! Is this reallyis a pie of Japanese sweets?!
“Funa-zushi (crucian carp sushi) Pie”, produced by Ishiyama-tera Shiseian
3 kinds of tastes are available : spice, plain, cinnamon sugar. The plain taste is strong smell of Funa-zushi , so I don’t recommend it to you if you don’tlike crucian carp sushi. However, spice and cinnamon ones, with less smell of the fish, are easy to eat
Funa-zushi contains highquality protein and calcium in richness. The digestion is good and you can eat it from a head to a tail. Funa-zushi has a lot of lactic acid bacterium “SU-6”, and it can preventexterminate food poisoning and kill various germs. Since the old days, people have believed that it is effective to cure stomach illness
Shiseian shop selling this Japanese sweet is located in front of the Ishiyama-tera (temple).They sell not only confectioneries but also real Funa-zushi. If you love strong cheese smell, why not try it!