This episode focuses on Kanpyo -- a white, stringy, and noodle-like food unique to Japan that is actually peeled and dried parts of a vegetable. Kanpyo-maki is a popular snack easily found in convenience stores. It is also used in place of string to keep foods in form. 90% of Kanpyo production takes place in Tochigi Prefecture, where one can witness exciting production methods, and taste various Kanpyo recipes from Japanese cuisine, sweets to French cuisine.
Kelp roll with Kanpyo
Peel the gourd to make Kanpyo
Drying Kanpyo
Kanpyo cuisine at French restaurant