つぶ焼き Tsubu-yaki, grilled whelks are often seen at summer festivals in Hokkadio.
Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail.
In Japan, whelks are frequently used in Sashimi and Sushi or BBQ.
They are delicious.
When we bite them we feel flavor of sea and enjoy the texture.
They are chewy.
You can enjoy Tsubu-yaki anywhere in Hokkaido but I will introduced Tsubu-yaki culture in Kushiro city, where grilled whelks are deeply embeded in the lives of local people.