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Oota Miso & Soy Sauce Brewery

太田與八郎商店 | Oota Yohachiro Shoten

Old-fashioned brewery complex with on-site brewshop serving miso ice cream

Photo by Najwa Mohd

Photo by Najwa Mohd

Photo by Najwa Mohd

Photo by Najwa Mohd

  • Najwa Mohd

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    Last Update
    February 19, 2020

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  • I went to the Oota Yohachiro miso and soy sauce brewshop to try their popular miso ice cream. Yes, you heard me right! It might sound bizarre: not only can you enjoy miso hot in soup, but also cold. Oota Yohachiro makes a delicious and unique miso ice cream.

    Oota Yohachiro Shoten is located right in the middle of Shiogama near Shiogama Shrine. It’s easy to spot, as the brewery and shop are housed in charming historic buildings. The miso and soy sauce here are made the traditional way, without any added alcohol. The miso here is made purely from rice koji, soybeans, and salt. It is a Sendai miso, a style of miso characterized by the way the soybeans are steamed. This style of miso is said to have gained popularity throughout the country during the Warring States period (1457–1615).

    At the Oota Yohachiro brewshop, you can have your pick of their freshly made misos and soy sauces. They make three types of miso and three types of soy sauce. The types vary from one another in flavor and mouthfeel, but all are delicious.

    Before leaving, of course I had to try their miso ice cream. I had thought miso in ice cream would taste weird, but it was actually really creamy and good. It tasted like sweet miso with a nice bean accent to it.

    WEBSITEhttps://oota-yohachiro.com/

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Details

ADDRESS

Miyamachi 2-42, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi prefecture 985-0051

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

5-minute walk from Hon-Shiogama Station (Senseki Line)

ADMISSION

Free

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

HOURS

9:00–17:00

RESERVATION

Not necessary

CLOSED DAYS

Sundays & national holidays

PHONE

022-362-0035

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