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Nagoya's unique food culture

Nagoya’s Delicious Gourmet
Here we present Nagoya's delicious cuisine better known as "Nagoya Meshi",
unique regional dishes widely accepted and loved across Nagoya as well as its surrounding area.
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    Ten-musu

    A type of onigiri made of small shrimp tempura on a bite-size rice ball, wrapped with seaweed.

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    Ankake spaghetti

    Made from beef simmered with vegetables, it is characterized by rich, spicy sauce and very thick noodles. This is Nagoya original Pasta.

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    Tebasaki

    These are fried chicken wings. Since each restaurant has its own unique seasoning—some spicy, some peppery, some salty—you should try a few different places to compare.

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    Nagoya Cochin hot pot

    Nagoya Cochin is one of Japan’s top three local pedigree chicken breeds. This luxury ingredient is distinguished by its firm texture and rich flavor. A hot pot is a great way to savor this delicious chicken meat.

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    Misonikomi Udon

    One of Nagoya’s most renowned noodle dishes. Fresh noodles simmered in a red miso-based stock.

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    Kishimen

    Dish with a refreshing taste using flat noodles thinner than udon. Delicious either hot or cold.

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    Taiwan ramen

    Although going by the name "Taiwanese", this dish of ramen noodles topped with spicy minced meat flavored with garlic and pepper is a Nagoya original.

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    Hitsumabushi

    A dish of broiled eel, finely chopped, over rice. There are 3 different ways of enjoying hitsumabushi—unseasoned, with condiments applied, or with green tea ochazuke poured over.

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    Oni manju buns

    After diced sweet potato is added to dough made of flour combined with sugar, the whole bun is steamed to create one of Nagoya’s lesser-known specialty sweets.

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    Miso katsu cutlet

    Pork cutlet combined with salty-sweet red miso sauce—this is Nagoya-style! This dish is enjoyed in many different ways, including miso katsu skewers and miso katsu on rice.

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    Teppan-supa

    Tomato ketchup-based spaghetti served atop an omelet on a heated cast-iron plate.

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    SUSHI

    Skilled craftsmen shape the freshest ingredients into the most delicious sushi. Each season, you can enjoy seafood which is at its very best – a truly Japanese experience.

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    Crab dishes

    Fresh crab is delivered by air every day. Enjoy luxurious delicacies such as crab sashimi, boiled crab, sukiyaki-style or shabu-shabu-style crab hot pot, all of which bring out the best in their ingredients. And why not pick up some thickly rolled crab sushi to eat later?

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    Curry Udon

    Udon noodles served in a thick, creamy stock that evolved independently in Nagoya.

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    "Morning"

    Most coffee shops in Nagoya will offer a soft-boiled egg or toast for free of charge when you order coffee or tea for breakfast.

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    Miso Oden

    Oden simmered in soybean miso broth. Goes well with sake and rice.

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    Ebi-furai (deep-fried shrimp)

    Famous dish among Nagoya’s shrimp lovers. Ebi-furya is the official pronunciation in Nagoya dialect?

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    Japanese tea

    Many different types and flavors of tea have become deeply-rooted in the Japanese lifestyle, including powdered green tea, roasted tea, and regular green tea. The taste of tea made from strictly-selected ingredients is truly exceptional.

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    Uiro

    A type of confectionery made simply from rice flour and sugar. Created with carefully selected ingredients, it has an elegant, subtle flavor with a distinctive mild sweetness.

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    Prawn crackers

    These savory rice crackers are baked using fresh shrimp in an outstanding display of traditional technique passed down from the Edo era.