Published On: Sun, Nov 9th, 2014
Food | By Dion

Nagoya Food Guide for Travelers

Nagoya

Nagoya

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This Nagoya food guide will show you the rich Nagoya cuisine that travelers should know. The fertile land allows Nagoya to raise a strong tradition of culinary art that distinct itself from its neighbors. Following their own distinctive style, Nagoya has their local cuisine specialties different from the lavish Osaka cuisine or the delicate Kyoto cuisine. Nagoya cuisine mostly consists of hearty comfort meals with familiar feeling. You can find various restaurants all over the city, particularly around Sakae area, Nagoya Station also along Nagoya’s numerous shopping arcades.

 

Hitsumabushi

Since Nagoya is the country’s biggest fresh water eel or unagi’s producer, this city has develop a few excellent unagi dishes, one of the most popular one is the hitsumabushi. Hitsumabushi is basically grilled fresh water eel dish in rich dark sauce. This dish is usually served on top of a bowl of rice, one pot of broth along with one plate of condiments. This dish is more enjoyable when eaten by splitting the eel’s serving to four portions. To savor the eel’s fresh flavor, you need to scoop the 1st portion of the eel with the rice then eat it straight away. Eat the eel with the added condiments for the 2nd portion. Before eating the 3rd portion, season the eel to taste and add some broth to make a certain kind ochazuke. Finally, you can eat the last portion as you please. This dish cost around two thousand to three thousand yen for one person, which is quite expensive for a simple meal.

Hitsumabushi

Hitsumabushi

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Tebasaki

Tebasaki is a popular Japanese chicken dish. It is basically chicken wings that are deep friend without using any batter like other deep fried chicken dish. This dish taste salty, spicy and crispy and they are also an excellent accompaniment to cold beer with ice. Tebasaki are especially popular in Nagoya, since they taste a bit spicier and are served with sesame seeds cover on top. You can easily find this dish at nearly any yakitori-ya or izakaya in Japan. There are also several chain dining places that specialize in Tebasaki. Look for more details of Nagoya food guide from other experienced travelers.

 

Tebasaki

Tebasaki

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Misokatsu

Misokatsu is similar to a usual tonkatsu dish, which is pork cutlets that are deep fried and served with rice along with shredded cabbage. The different is that if conventional tonkatsu sauce is thick, misokatsu use miso sauce instead. That is why comparing to original tonkatsu, misokatsu has richer earthy flavor and a slight sweetness to compliments the crispy pork cutlets. You can find misokatsu at various restaurants, since this dish is commonly sold in bentos, or meal boxes.

 

Miso Katsu

Miso Katsu

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Nagoya is also famous for their noodles dishes. The most popular dishes are misonikomi and kishimen. Misonikomi is a hotpot dish with hearthy flavor originally from hoto noodles’s of the Yamanashi Prefecture. The dish is using miso based soup consist of thick noodles that are more similar to dumpling than udon. Misonikomi ingredients are chicken, raw egg, mushrooms, rice cakes and green onions. Kishimen’s noodles are more similar with udon, which is made of flat wheat. Kishimen is an inexpensive dish that can be enjoyed either hot with fish based broth or cold with a dipping sauce. Excellent Nagoya food guide would recommended any travelers to try one or both of these noodles dishes when their visiting Nagoya.

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