A New Standard of Japanese Food! Fukuoka’s Soul Food, Motsunabe


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Those of you who have already tried major Japanese foods such as sushi, tempura, and sukiyaki may have wondered what to try next.


Well, this article will answer the question!


We recommend one of the popular foods in Fukuoka, Japan – Motsunabe!! Scroll down if you want to learn more about it.


Motsunabe - Fukuoka’s Famous Dish, Loved throughout Japan



There are a wide variety of Japanese hot pot dishes, and Motsunabe is well known as Fukuoka’s specialty. If you go to an izakaya restaurant in Fukuoka, you can eat Motsunabe at a reasonable price, and if you go to a specialty restaurant, you can enjoy a more authentic one. It’s called Fukuoka’s soul food as many restaurants serve it in Fukuoka.


There are 3 main features of the food:


  1. Use beef giblets
  2. Use a lot of cabbage and chive (also add other ingredients such as tofu and burdock)
  3. Simmer 1 and 2 in a pot with soup


By using high-quality beef giblets, the flavor increases and vegetables will be even tastier.


You can choose flavors


You can choose flavors


There are 3 kinds of soups for Motsunabe


  1. Shoyu (soy sauce)

It’s a standard. I recommend it when you are not sure which one to choose. Vegetables and beef giblets match with soy sauce and very delicious.

  1. Miso

It gives a rich flavor and increases your appetite. Miso is the best for those of you who like to drink alcohol.

  1. Shio (salt)

A simple taste brings out the taste of vegetables and beef giblets. It’s recommended for those of you who already have tried the other flavor.


*Some restaurants offer their original soup such as spicy soup other than the above.

Fukuoka’s Motsunabe is getting popular worldwide!


Fukuoka’s Motsunabe is getting popular worldwide!


South Korea, China, and Taiwan are the top three countries to visit in Fukuoka and I think Asian people are more likely to enjoy the taste of Motsunabe.


In Fukuoka, it’s very easy to find Motsunabe because many places are offering, especially in the Tenjin and Nakasu areas.

Thank you

Many of you may have tried some traditional Japanese foods such as sushi and tempura, but how about Motsunabe? If you haven’t, you should definitely try it in Fukuoka!


I’m going to post more useful information about sightseeing in Fukuoka! Don’t miss it!
It was Vegeta from FEEL FUKUOKA! See you soon!