AEON Retail has announced 22 varieties of ehomaki to be sold at nearly 400 branches of AEON and AEON Style on February 2 and 3.
February 3 in Japan marks the day of Setsubun, the day before the beginning of spring across the country. Traditionally people eat ehomaki―long and thick sushi rolls―during Setsubun for sound health. This year AEON will serve up a whole range of different ehomaki including a collection of 11 made with top quality ingredients, a Doraemon version for kids and more.
Good Luck Seafood Maki: ¥1,382 (Tax Included)
Lovers of seafood won’t want to miss out on this fresh delight which is packed with 7 different ingredients including salmon, tuna, herring roe, shrimp and more. There is more filling than rice in this ehomaki so expect a full stomach.
Ingredients: Salmon, Tuna Tataki, Shrimp, Bigeye Tuna, Herring Roe, Shishamo, Squid, Fried Egg, Cucumber, Ooba Leaf
Sushi Yoshitake’s Goku Ehomaki: ¥1,058 (Tax Included)
Sushi Yoshitake is a Michelin 3-star restaurant that has ranked in the Michelin guide for 8 consecutive years. This thick ehomaki incorporates techniques from the restaurant owner Masahiro Yoshitake. It includes a smooth and soft sponge cake-like egg, salted salmon roe and herring roe. Its mix of ingredients make for layers of enjoyable textures and flavours.
Ingredients: Egg, Anago Eel, Soy Sauce Salmon Roe, Shrimp, Herring Roe, Kanpyō, Minced Fish, Cucumber
Crab Maki: ¥2,160 (Tax Included)
To ensure its delicious flavour this ehomaki is topped with plenty of crab.
Ingredients: Kasumi-gani Crab, Kinshi Tamago Egg, Mizuna Mustard Greens, Carrots, Ponzu Jelly
Hokkaido Scallop, Sweet Ebi and Aomori Flounder Futomaki: ¥2,160 (Tax Included)
The scallops put into this ehomaki are carefully farmed in Hokkaido. Added to that is rich and sweet shrimp and flounder from Aomori sandwiched between kelp.
Ingredients: Scallops, Sweet Shrimp, Flounder, Spring Onions, Grated Ginger
Doraemon & Nobita’s Nakayoshi Ehomaki: ¥1,058 (Tax Included)
This set comes with two half-sized ehomaki. The one on the left contains dorayaki sponge, Doraemon’s favourite food. The one on the right is a Nobita-inspired ehomaki containing fried shrimp and curry rice.
Doraemon Ehomaki – Dorayaki Sponge, Salmon, Tuna Mayonnaise, Fried Egg, Shrimp, Lettuce
Nobita Ehomaki – Fried Shrimp, Potato Salad, Lettuce, Curry Rice, Fried Egg
Be sure to get your fill this Setsubun season in Japan by getting your fingers into one of these delicious ehomaki at AEON.
AEON’s Ehomaki 2019
Order Window: December 26, 2018 – January 29, 2019
Ordering: In store or online
Sale Date: February 2, 2019 – February 3 ,2019
Available: At approx. 400 AEON and AEON Style branches across the Honshu and Shikoku parts of Japan
*Variety stock may differ in certain regions.
*Taken from Michelin Guide Tokyo 2012～2019 /©MICHELIN 19-001
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