Some of my foreign friends told me it’s not easy to find vegetarian restaurants in Aomori. Yes it’s true for vegetarians, but for pescetarians there are quite a few nice cafes and restaurants including this cafe, “Hibiki” in Towada City.
Cafe Hibiki is located in a blueberry farm. Since the old Japanese house was remodeled into a cafe with no signboard near the entrance, we first hesitated to go into this building wondering maybe this was not the right building….?
I loved the way slippers were beautifully arranged. Please don’t ask what these slippers are for – you occasionally have to put off your shoes when you enter the cafes or restaurants in Japan.
Couches are also available
“Farm Basket Lunch”
The menu changes every 2 weeks. Vegetable-based dishes with some seafood. They all tasted great! This cafe is not a vegetarian or microbiotic restaurant technically, but offers healthy dishes cooked with locally-produced ingredients. I think diet concious people must love this place.
This Teriyaki Minced Chicken Balls were soooooooo delicious. They were made by tofu and Okara-konjac(macrobiotic food) and tasted healthy. My co-worker from China, who doesn’t prefer robust foods said this lunch was the best he’s ever had in Aomori so far.
Curry & Rice with Summer Veggies
Dessert with Black Bean Tea
We happened to find the signboard when we were about to leave….okay, the hidden cafe’s signboard is also hidden.
I want to visit this comfortable cafe again when I have plenty of time I can spend for lunch.
U-pick is available at the organic blueberry farm in July and August. Why don’t you stop by this cafe for delicious healthy lunch and blueberry U-pick in summer?
Farm Cafe Hibiki
Address: 147-89 Takami, Aisaka, Towada City
Closed: Wednesday, New Year Holidays, “Bon” summer Holidays
Website: http://www.nouenhibiki.com/index.html (Japanese version only)