Good News for Veggies – Newly Opened Macrobiotic Cafe in Nakamachi Street

Sat, Dec 17, 2011

Good news for vegetarian tourists and residents in Matsumoto!
A macrobiotic cafe “Hitsuki” has opened at the east end of Nakamachi Street in November.
They serve their original bread made from brown rice porridge. They never use yeast, but the “bread” is really bread.

I ate the cutlet veggieburger made of soybeans and the taste was really pork. If I were told it was made of pork, I would have believed without doubt. Amazing cooking skills!
Their policy is “tasty macrobiotic”.
They never use animal protein and even their soup stock is made of vegetables.
Their sister restaurant “Gen” exists on the crossing near Matsumoto Museum of Art. Gen serves brown rice, not bread.

If you don’t know macrobiotic, please browse Wikipedia or somewhere else. The Japanese Wikipedia says the philosophy of macrobiotic was invented in Japan before World War II and has been getting popular in Western countries. Steve Jobs believed it too much and died of cancer because he didn’t accept normal remedies in the hospital. See this page for hours and close days, this Google Map for the location.