Kenchin-jiru is a soup made with Ohtawara’s signature vegetables
Kenchin-jiru is a soup made with Ohtawara’s signature vegetables and seasoned with soy sauce or miso. It is a classic local cuisine that has been enjoyed by many homes since the olden days. It used to be eaten as shojin-ryori (Buddhist vegetarian meal). Since it is a vegetarian cuisine made with plenty of vegetables and mushrooms fried in oil, it is said that kenchin-jiru was an essential dish during the festivals where the killing of animals was prohibited.