Ganso Hakata Mentaiju

日本初 明太子料理専門店

Ganso Hakata Mentaiju

Ganso Hakata Mentaiju is the first restaurant in Japan to specialize in mentaiko. Now many customers enjoy this famous Hakata-style food at the birthplace of mentaiko.​ ​

When our carefully crafted kelp-wrapped mentaiko is placed on top of a bed of steaming hot rice garnished with seaweed, then topped off with our umami-infused “Special Topping Sauce”, you can really enjoy “Mentaiju”. At one time, this kind of dish was popular with only those people in the know, but the dish has been reborn since the opening of Fukuoka’s first mentaiko specialty restaurant “Ganso Hakata Mentaiju”.​ ​

Because the marinade sauce for the mentaiko is full of kelp and other various umami components, the rich taste is very appealing. The special topping sauce has a richer taste than the mentaiko, so it brings out the flavor further.

Please visit our popular Fukuoka restaurant “Ganso Hakata Mentaiju”, where you can enjoy this masterpiece of taste at anytime during the day.

Choose the sauce and spiciness by wooden plate.

At "Ganso Hakata Mentaiju", customers can select the spiciness of the sauce.

Please select the spiciness you want by picking the appropriate wooden tile. The difference in the spiciness of each sauce is not just related to a simple increase in the amount of red pepper. The red pepper we use is carefully selected to go with our mentaiko and rice, and each level of spiciness from standard, mild, medium, and hot has different kinds of red pepper added so that the umami flavor can stand out within the spiciness. We hope that you can enjoy not only the spiciness, but the savoriness and other flavors.

Standard The characteristic of this sauce is the condensed umami flavor of kelp. This sauce is recommended for people who want to primarily enjoy the taste of the mentaiko itself.
Mild The mild spice brings out the sweetness and umami flavor. This is recommended for people who are seeking a mild, elegant spiciness with their meal.
Medium The sweetness at first is soon replaced with a sudden spiciness. This sauce is perfect for people who like both sweet and spicy.
Hot This spicy sauce is addicting and will make your eyes and mouth water. This is the sauce for people who crave extreme spiciness.

Home-made mentaiko.

Ganso Hakata Mentaiju uses home-made mentaiko.

To design a way to standardize the taste of mentaiko, various umami components like kelp and other ingredients were arranged together to create a sumptuous taste. At our preparation facility on the third floor the mentaiko are marinated, and then with exquisite timing they are individually wrapped with umami-infused kelp.

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