Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city and it is home to automaking giants Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors. Nagoya castle is a prominent historical monument and historically, Nagoya is a region where samurai and ninja culture has evolved.
Although Nagoya is an economic powerhouse, it is not much of a popular tourist destination. It is greatly overshadowed by the Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto) and Kanto (Tokyo) regions. However, if you are ever to make a stop in Nagoya, I recommend trying these 3 foods:
- Miso Katsu: Miso Katsu is a deep fried pork cutlet topped with thick red miso sauce. The panko surrounding the cutlet makes it crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.
For more information on Miso Katsu in Nagoya, check out this site: https://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/japan-nagoya-miso-katsu/
- Tebasaki: Beer’s best friend! Tebasaki is deep fried chicken wings. Nagoya style chicken wings are seasoned with salt, pepper, and white sesame seeds.
Click the link below for information on 5 restaurants which serve delicious tebasaki: https://wow-j.com/en/Allguides/nagoya/food/00787_en/
- Miso Nikomi Udon: This is thick udon noodles simmered in miso broth. Some ingredients that are usually included are chicken, egg, green onion, shiitake mushrooms and aburaage (deep fried tofu). It is served piping hot in a hot pot (nabe).