Isumi pork 🐷 → Isumi ham
The city of Isumi has a special pork meat called Isumi pork (いすみ豚), what is special about it I can't really say now but it is for sure delicious, very tender and juicy. But since they grow pork in the area, we were thinking it's really a pity they don't make ham (it's really hard to find good ham in Japan in particular in supermarket in Ohara), until our friend S. visited us yesterday and arrived with some fresh ham, from Isumi!!! Super nice ham!!! So we decided to go and check out the place where to get some, a small meat shop near the railway and Ohara station. They have smoked ham and pepper ham. We tried both and both are amazing! Apparently the pork farm is apparently in Otaki. We will probably go and check what they have soon. In the mean time, we are really happy to have found some really nice ham and had some for breakfast with eggs and buckwheat crepes!!