Obihiro Centennial City Museum


Common Ainu Cuisine

cep’ohaw[salmon soup dish]
ciporsayo[rice porridge with salmon roe]

One traditional everyday dish is ohaw (soup), a soup seasoned with oil and salt, which includes boiled fish, meat, bones, and wild vegetables. Sayo (porridge) made with grains such as Japanese millet, millet, and pilled millet was also eaten together with ohaw. Other dishes such as citatap, made with salmon head, diced milt, and wild vegetables, and muninimosito, potatoes gathered in the spring after spending the winter under the snow, which are rolled into dumplings and cooked, have been passed down through Ainu tradition.