What's Nagoya Cochin and Where To Eat?
'Nagoya Cochin' is a special Japanese chicken breed that is prized for its delicious eggs and meat. You can find restaurants that serve Nagoya Cochin around Japan, but the city of Nagoya is definitely the best place to get it! This article will introduce Nagoya Cochin, as well as some of the best restaurants that serve it!
Nagoya Cochin (名古屋コーチン)
Compared with a normal chicken, the Nagoya Cochin has more red meat, has a nice, chewy texture. People often say that the dark chicken meat is a bit smelly, but the fatty dark meat of Nagoya Cochin has a rich and flavorful scent that isn't at all unpleasant. It can be cooked in various of ways such as sashimi (raw!), yakitori (grilled chicken on a stick), made into hotpot, or cooked as oyakodon (chicken and eggs rice bowl). One local Nagoya specialty is called Hikizuri, and features the chicken cooked sukiyaki style(a type of Japanese hotpot that usually uses beef).
The eggs are also prized for their rich and creamy yolks, which are preferred by chefs and pastry chefs. The color of a Nagoya Cochin egg yolk is a much deeper orange color than most other eggs.
If you've never tried Nagoya Cochin meat or eggs, add it to your to-try list while in Nagoya. Here are some selected restaurants in Nagoya where you can enjoy delicious cooking that features Nagoya Cochin:
Kululu (樞 くるる)
As mentioned above, this is a Nagoya specialty hot pot-style dish made of a sweet and savory soup with ingredients like vegetables, tofu, and Nagoya Cochin.
This plate features three parts of the chicken: the thigh meat, the liver, and the gizzard. The cuts of meat are lightly grilled on the surface, but raw on the inside allowing you to enjoy the fresh and unique taste and texture.
The most popular menu item. Oyakodon is a rice bowl covered with chicken and scrambled eggs. The meat is beautifully tender and the eggs are fluffy and creamy.
Also, check other local cuisine of Nagoya from the link below.
Restaurants Mentioned in this Article
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