Ishikawa Prefecture: Crab Legs!
After finally leaving Gifu the highway condition improved. I was finally able to remove my snowchains and drive my normal 120 k/m an hour. Once we arrived in Ishikawa the first order of business was Ishikawa crab, which a lot of the locals tout as the 'holy grail' of crab in Hokoriku. After trying several of the leg portions I wasn't sold on the 'holy grail' part, but I was finally convinced that Hokkaido offers the best crab for the best price, albiet a little pricey, but neverthless the best in overall terms of taste and size.