A product called "raw salami" that I found by chance at Tokyo Station. I was caught by a pop saying "It looks like Negitoro" and I bought it on impulse. Who is a salami like Negitoro?

What is "raw salami" that looks like Negitoro?
What is "raw salami" that looks like Negitoro?

I bought "Tamatoro (raw salami)" from a small company "Henjin Mokko" in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture. It is said that it was made by a craftsman who has won the world championship in the international competition. It seems that pork is lactic acid fermented without being dried or smoked. In Germany, it is eaten on crackers like putty, and in German it is called "Tsubibelmet Brust".

It seems that it is featured on TV, so many of you may have heard of it.

Gold medal letters shine
Gold medal letters shine

It looks like a sausage before it is cooked, but it is moist when taken out of the outer bag. For the author who only knows dry salami, this is a new sensation.

The surface is moist. Not like salami at all
The surface is moist. Not like salami at all

When cut, the cross section looks like minced meat as it is solidified into a stick. But it won't collapse. The knives at my house were a little fluffy (?), But ...
Does it look like you've hardened minced meat?
Does it look like you've hardened minced meat?

When I try to eat it, the texture is just Negitoro ! It has a texture similar to that of raw meat, but it is mellow and melts in your mouth. Of course, it is not smoked, so it has no smoke flavor. It's like prosciutto, but it's different from prosciutto, and I think Negitoro is the closest.

When I broke it a little and put it on the baguette, it became more Negitoro. It goes well with crackers. This is the only way to drink wine! Sprinkle a little black pepper on it to bring out the flavor. It's also good to combine it with chopped small onions.

Put it on a cracker or put it on a baguette
Put it on a cracker or put it on a baguette

In addition, it seems that you can cut cleanly by cutting the entire casing. You can even scoop it up with a spoon and eat it.

The limited-time shop "GOOD FORTUNE FACTRY" where you can purchase raw salami like Negitoro is open until November 25 near the entrance of Ecute Tokyo immediately after entering the Marunouchi South Exit ticket gate of JR Tokyo Station. ..

November 20th is the opening day of Beaujolais Nouveau. Tamatoro salami is a little expensive at 1,399 yen (tax included) per bottle (160g), but it may be a good idea to try it at special times such as Beaujolais friends and party menu items.