Mayumi’s “YAIMANOW” – Travel back in time to movie theaters of the old days with local specialty ‘Garigari’-

-Travel back in time to movie theaters of the old days with local specialty ‘Garigari’-

Have you have heard of ‘Garigari’? They are, what we now call, chips made from thinly sliced purple yam, briefly fried and sprinkled in salt and sugar. They were sold about 40 years ago at markets and shops, freshly fried and put into newspapers folded in a cone shape. Locals will remember eating garigari as they brought them into movie theaters. As purple yam tarte sweets became popular, garigari ended up being less common.  

 

Wash a purple yam very thoroughly.

② Slice the yam thinly, and put the slices in water for about 10 minutes.

③ Wipe off the water and fry the slices in oil at low temperature. Take out from the fry pan and make sure to sprinkle salt while the slices are still hot.

Cooling down, the chips become even crispier; a simple deliciousness that won’t keep your hands from stopping. You can imagine it’ll be fun when everyone is crunching the garigari while watching a movie. Hmmm, hopefully it is not too noisy?   

 

Translator / Eric van Rijn

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竹内真弓 Mayumi Takeuchi

1978年 新潟県上越市生まれ
大阪芸術大学卒業後、主に演劇の音響を生業とする。2018年からゆいロードシアターのプログラム・コーディネーターを務める。