written by Ryohei Endo

What is Bindon?Let’s eat a new local gourmet in Miyako City!

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Good evening, I’m ryo!

Thank you for coming to my Blog.

There’re a lot of wonderful places in Iwate, so I want many people to come to Iwate.

By the way, there are many delicious foods in Iwate.

The local gourmet “Bindon” in Miyako City is one of them.

Today, I will introduce Bindon!

What is Bindon?

What is Bindon?

Miyako Tourism Cultural Exchange Association

The Sanriku coast is a place where many plankton are born because the nutrient-rich water produced by the rich nature of the Kitakami Mountains flows into it and hits the tide where the Oyashio and Kuroshio currents meet. And It is considered to be one of the three best fishing grounds in the world because many fish gather in search of its rich resources.

Miyako City, Iwate has also benefited from it and is a port town with abundant seafood resources where the fishery industry prospered. The specialty products there include salmon, salmon roe, sea urchin, abalone, hair crab, and wakame. Especially the catch of salmon is one of the best in Japan.

Bindon” is a local gourmet that uses local seafood has been served in October 2018. There is a style in which freshly caught sea urchins are stored in milk bottles on the coast of Iwate. It was inspired by this idea.

It is a milk bottle filled with sea bream, salmon, salmon roe, sea urchin, etc. and serve it over rice by yourself to make an original bowl of rice with sashimi on top.

It is offered at 10 restaurants in Miyako City + 3 lodging facilities, and the feature is that you can enjoy the combination of ingredients and seasoning at each restaurants.

I ate a Bindon “Shirayuki” at “Ajidokoro Kaishu”!

I ate a Bindon

One of the restaurants where you can enjoy Bindon is Ajidoko Kaishu!

There are two types of Bindon that Kaishu offers throughout the year: “Honoruru” and “Shirayuki” (1,350 yen each).

Honoruru contains avocado, okra, Japanese yam, tomato, takuan, and soboro, and Shirayuki contains cod, salmon roe, mekabu, and Japanese yam.

I decided to order Shirayuki this time.


It looks beautiful, so I can enjoy it before eating. The taste is also delicious as well as the appearance. The cod is pre-prepared, the root of the wakame seaweed is crispy, the salmon roe is rich, and the Japanese yam put them together nicely. The soy sauce is also delicious.

Kaishu’s Shirayuki was a very satisfying food.

Ajidokoro Kaishu
Address Tsukiji-1-1-38, Miyako, Iwate
Opening Hours AM11:30~PM3:00(L.O. 14:30) PM5:00~PM10:00
Closed day Monday

Where can we eat Bindon?

You can eat Bindon at 10 restaurants in Miyako City + 3 lodging facilities.

  • Uosaitei Sumiyoshi
  • Ajidoko Kaishu
  • Restaurant Shiona
  • Kappo Okame
  • Jodogahama Rest House
  • Oikawa
  • Janome
  • Yuttarikan
  • Jodogahama Park Hotel
  • Japanese restaurant Gokkotei
  • Kyukamura Rikuchu Miyako
  • Miyako Hotel Sawadaya
  • Nagisatei Taroan

Please try Miyako City’s new local gourmet Bindon!