Nanko Dishes in Utashinai !
Why do the citizens of Utashinai City love the boiled intestine of horses?
This is "Nanko Rice Bowl" made of fried horse intestine flavored with onion, fish broth, soy-sauce, scrambled egg and topped with sliced leek.
In the galleries or tunnels of coalmines in Hokkaido, the horses carried the cart of coal. Under the conditions of darkness and dusty air, the life expectancy of horses in the coalmine were very short. So many horses died in the tunnel or galleries of coalmines. Needless to say, the citizens made the most of the bodies
In the oriental philosophy including yin & yang, "the direction of horse" means south. Nan or minami means south in Japanese. Have you got it? Yes, "nan-ko" means the blessing from south, the direction of horse.