The most popular food specialty in Fukuoka is Mentaiko, which is spicy cod roe soaked in red peppers. I took a tour of Fukutaro’s factory. The tour is free to take and there are free samples to try.
Last time students in NILS’ short course did the tour, some liked Mentaiko, but others found it a bit too spicy. In Fukuoka, you can enjoy Mentaiko with many dishes such as rice, spaghetti or pizza. Mentaiko is often added to a packed lunch. Please try it!