JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 14 – MINOH – HEADING TO THE WATERFALL

by Antonio Gil December. 05, 2020 321 views

Minoh is best known for Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-National Park, one of Japan's oldest national parks, which is home to a large population of wild monkeys and has a picturesque waterfall

Fried Maple Leaves Are A Tasty Autumn Snack In Japan

As beautiful as they are, autumn leaves can become a huge headache when it comes to clogged gutters and un-raked yards. Japan, however, has turned this seasonal flood of garbage into a tasty treat by frying their maple leaves in lightly sweetened batter.

The snack, which seems to be a specialized delicacy from the Osaka area in Japan, is made by frying Japanese maple leaves in tempura batter. The pros in the city of Minoh in North Osaka preserve the leaves for a year in salt barrels, but other recipes don’t seem to demand this lengthy step. www.boredpanda.com

Just before you pass the halfway point to Minoh Falls, you will see a bronze statue of Hideyo Noguchi on the hill on your left. He is one of the most respected Japanese bacteriologists who first discovered Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphillis, in the brain of persons suffering from paralysis in 1911. You can see his face on the Japanese 1,000 yen bill today.

In 1915, Hideyo Noguchi came back to Japan from the U.S.A. where he was a member of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. His reason for returning was to see his aging mother and as it was, he treated her to a delicious meal here in the Minoh mountains and took her to see the Minoh Falls. Minoh citizens were so moved by his graciousness towards his mother that they built a bronze statue in his honour in 1955. http://www.minohfalls.com

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Mitsuoka

Mitsuoka

Minoh river

Minoh river

Road to the waterfall

Road to the waterfall

♫♫ Minoh City, Osaka ♫♫

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Rachele Schneekloth 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I am so surprised and delighted by the maple leaf snack!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Rachele Schneekloth 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It was funny yes, but the taste was not so good though 😊

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José Manuel 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Vida é cor. 🙏🙏👌👌🙏🙏

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Sem dúvida caro amigo

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Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Some really, really nice captures. Love the monochrome in the statue and the shine/reflections on the car. Did you have some of those maple leaves? Never knew they could be eaten. Question on photo #1....what is that tall structure? Seems so out of place among the rest of the area buildings.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes we've tried them and their taste was not to my liking at all 😊.  #1 was a lift to a higher part of the city. This is a mountain region and the trail was always up. Thank you for your appreciation Camellia

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