Uniquely Nagoya! Why is the “Nagoya Cochin” so alluring?

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What is "Nagoya Cochin"?

“Nagoya Cochin” is one of Japan's most famous local chickens, produced in the Aichi Prefecture.
It is characterized by its firm and elastic flesh.
The eggs are also darker in color and richer in flavor.

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  • Nagoya Cochin

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A luxurious ingredient used in a variety of chicken dishes.

“Nagoya Cochin” is used in a variety of chicken dishes.
Examples of chicken dishes include the yakitori, nabe, oyakodon, tebasaki, karaage, basically any other dish that uses chicken!
The egg yolks are also used in the creation of cookies and puddings, which are popular souvenirs.
“Nagoya Cochin” is not a chicken that people in Nagoya and Aichi eat on a daily basis, but rather a luxurious chicken that is eaten during special occasions.
The price tag of a dish of “Nagoya Cochin” is usually significantly higher due to the stringent guidelines imposed upon the management of the chickens.

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Nagoya's famous "Nagoya Cochin" is Nagoya's pride and is a superior local chicken.

Here are some of the reasons differentiating the “Nagoya Cochin” from the ordinary chicken.


Strict quality control in Nagoya and Aichi

Only the chickens that have been raised under strict guidelines in Aichi Prefecture are recognized and honored as the "Nagoya Cochin”, the pride and joy of its residents.

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The elasticity of meat is the most important factor

The greatest characteristic of “Nagoya Cochin” is the firm texture and elasticity of the meat.
The texture of the meat will differentiate the “Nagoya Kochin” from an ordinary breed.
It is truly a distinguishing factor.

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The egg yolk has a rich flavor

The “Nagoya Cochin” is renowned for delicious meat as well as its eggs.
The yolks might be smaller in size but the color and richness of the yolks are exceptionally darker and usually more dense.
The egg yolks are used not only to create delicious omelets and oyako-don, they are also used to make puddings and cookies.

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A luxury, only for special occasions

The “Nagoya Cochin” is a luxury chicken.
It is not consumed on a daily basis.
We strongly recommend you to experience and enjoy this superior chicken in Nagoya!

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Nagoya Meshi
List of Nagoya specialties

The locals have been in love with their own unique food in Nagoya.
Now it is called “Nagoya Meshi” and it finally came into the spotlight in Japan.
It is a must to try some “Nagoya Meshi”, outstanding Nagoya local food specialities when you visit Nagoya!

  • Hitsumabushi

  • Miso Katsu

  • Tebasaki

  • Taiwan Ramen

  • Kishimen

  • Miso Nikomi Udon

  • Nagoya Cochin

  • Ankake Spaghetti

  • Morning Service

  • Curry Udon

  • Taiwan Mazesoba

  • Miso Oden

  • Teppan Italian

  • Tenmusu

  • Ogura Toast

  • Uirou

  • Ebisenbei

  • Ebi Fry

List of Nagoya specialties