On the 26th, a school lunch using "Niwaella", a rare loach that lives in clear streams, was served at elementary and junior high schools in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture, and children deepened their understanding of the local food culture.

"Niwaella" is a loach that lives in the upper reaches of the Kuzuryu River, which flows through Ono City, Fukui Prefecture, and is fished by a unique mechanism called "waterfall split fishing".

On the 26th, a menu using Niwaella was offered for lunch at the local Izumi elementary and junior high school to deepen the understanding of the local food culture.

In the school lunch, we first explained the method of "waterfall fishing" in which members of the local fishery cooperative use the habit of Niwaella to run up the river for spawning.

After that, the children tasted fried chicken and Kanro-ni.

Niwaella has no odor and is a food that has been popular in the local area for a long time, but because it is rare, it can be traded for 10,000 yen or more per kilogram, and even local people can not eat much recently. about it.

A boy in the second grade of elementary school said, "I was looking forward to eating Niwaella because I rarely eat it. The fried chicken was crispy and delicious."