A hot dish for winter, great combination of kamo and negi in a hot pot
A hot pot dish of magamo (sometimes ahiru or aigamo) which fly into the Biwa Lake, simmered with tofu and vegetables such as negi. Magamo in early winter are fatty and tasty with chewy texture and sweet fatty meats as they are going through a cold hard winter. As a saying “kamo is coming with negi on its back” describes, the flavor made by the combination of kamo and negi is outstanding. People in the area used to eat kamo only when they got caught in fishing nets, however it has become a specialty dish for winter as hunting of kamo is only allowed between November to March. Ahiru and magamo have also been grown commercially in recent years.