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Wappani Campfire Cooking on Awashima Island



On the tiny island of Awashima off the coast of Niigata Prefecture is a delicious campfire cuisine that is made entirely from the natural resources of the island.


This form of cooking known as wappani is a stew that consists of local fish mixed with miso and freshly sliced onions cooked in a cedar bowl called wappa. This dish is made with two stages of cooking which includes open-fire grilling and boiling with heated rocks placed directly into the bowls.