A tasty stand-up snack created by a master of the tea ceremony.


"Botebotecha" from a city of tea and a castle town, Matsue City, originated from what a master of the tea ceremony, Fumai Matsudaira, drunk when he went hawking. It later became a stand-up staple snack for a break, or an emergency food. It is made by putting small amount of okowa, boiled beans, shredded kouya tofu and pickels into bancha which is slightly whipped by chasen. The right way to eat it is tapping the bottom of the bowl so the ingredients gather around on one side, then throwing them all together with tea into your mouth. The unique name "botebotecha" came after the sound of whipping tea.

Information provided by : Gurutabi

Local cuisine