Kaga Tsurumame (Wild Soybeans)

Available:July - October

Kaga Tsurumame (Wild Soybeans)


  • Cute, light green appearance and a lush fragrance
  • The young pods are eaten whole
  • Larger than garden peas, thick and meaty with good consistency.
  • Great as part of a simmered dish, but also recommended as tempura or as seasoned dish.


Though their origin is unsure, we know they were already being cultivated in 1945. Generally called fujimame, but in Kanazawa tsurumame is preferred. It is recognized as a typical summer taste of Kanazawa.

Simmered Kaga Tsurumame with thick fried tofu