Oshamambe Port Hokkaido
You won’t be visiting Oshamambe Port as it is not a tourist attraction. This is the coolest part of our trip as we have to depart from the hotel 4.30 am to catch this moment at Oshamambe Port. Why we visit Oshamambe Port? We want to see how the fishermen unloads the scallops.
When we reach at Oshamambe Port in Hokkaido, the workers were already starting to unload the scallops into conveyor belts. Most of these workers are elderly women. Due to the -6 degree Celsius weather, the workers had to dip their hands into hot water to warm their hands.
It was-6 degree Celsius, my hands were freezing. I had to take photos and videos without glove and trying to capture as many photos and videos as I can. Even the sea was defrosting at that time.
There you can see how the workers processed the scallops from net. Then it is moved to crates and random scallops will be inspected for the quality.
Since we left hotel early, we had no breakfast yet. Luckily, the organizers prepared some cooked scallops for us to sample as well as the sea cucumber.
The scallops with lips are two years old and they are just out of the boat. They simply grilled it on hot plate and it taste so good! They are one of the best scallops I have tasted in my life.
The texture is good, the taste is flavourful and I had four pieces of those huge scallops with lips. If you are in Hokkaido, please go try the scallops as it is cheaper to eat there and you won’t regret it!
On top of that, the organizers also prepared their famous crab dim sum. The size is generous and the taste of this crab dim sum really surprised me. It is flavourful and it is really tasty! I didn’t know that there are crab dim sum in Hokkaido that taste so delicious!
The trip to Oshamambe Port in Hokkaido is to understand more about scallops. As a foodie, it is always a dream to know the source of the food and in this case the famous Hokkaido scallops. Even though it is hard work at Oshamambe Port, the scallops are sold pretty value in money in Hokkaido. It is almost 1/3 of the price we can get in Malaysia.
This trip is sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Thank you everyone who makes this trip possible and also nice meeting all the influencers and media representatives from South East Asia, you all makes this trip amazing!