Approx. 50 minutes by car from Chuo Expressway "Nakatsugawa IC"
A short walk from Nohi Bus "Shirakawa Chaya" bus stop
|Access||Approx. 8 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Gero Station|
|Access||Approx. 5 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Hida-Kanayama Station"|
・3 cups rice
・1 teaspoon salt
・Fixings (as you like)
Plain egg omelet, butterbur, trout, vinegared mackerel, clam meat shimmered down in sweetened soy sauce, mushroom, red pickled ginger, shiitake, Japanese basil, green beans, mackerel, Japanese pepper leaves, etc.
① Cook the rice until al-dente and mix in the vinegar mixed with sugar.
② Prepare your fixings. (Cook various items of seasonal produce and cool them separately)
③ Clean any dirt off the magnolia leaves.
④ Wrap some filling with a leaf, folding it over two or three times.
※Be gentle when you clean the magnolia leaves, so as not to break them.
※Once you prepared the fixings, place about one small bowlful of vinegared rice on a magnolia leaf and spread it about 1cm-thick.
※Put your fixings on top of it and wrap the leaf around. Leave the wraps for about half a day so that the flavor of the magnolia leaves infuses into the vinegared rice.
※If you wrap the vinegared rice in the leaves while it is still warm, the flavor of the leaves will infuse better but the leaves may discolor.
※Magnolia leaves are available at supermarkets in Gifu Prefecture. But as they are a seasonal item, there are times when they are not available.
※You can purchase them online all year around.