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Nagoya Cochin Chicken

Nagoya Cochin variety of chicken was produced at the beginning of the Meiji Era by crossing a buff Cochin breed imported from China and the native breed of Owari (now the western part of Aichi Prefecture). The reddish brown plumage, which is like colored leaves of the kashiwa oak, is said to be the origin of the local appellation for chicken meat "kashiwa". The reddish meat is rich in flavor, has good chewing texture, and can be cooked in a variety of ways -sukiyaki-style chicken called hikizuri, hotpot, broiled with salt, fried with seafood, marbled, blanched and seasoned with wasabi horseradish, among others. But, of course, Nagoya people eat chicken other than Nagoya Cochin as well. Nagoya Cochin is a special treat even for Nagoya residents. Strictly speaking, Nagoya Cochin means the Nagoya breed chicken stipulated by the Poultry Farming Promotion Law, and the registered trade name of "Junkei (pure-breed) Nagoya Cochin" is the appellation allowed only for meat and eggs of Nagoya Cochin chicken produced in Nagoya and its vicinities by the members of the Nagoya Cochin Association using the breeding hens provided by the chicken farm of the Aichi Prefectural General Stockbreeding Center. Nagoya Cochin chicken is branded as a chicken breed that is good for both eggs and meat, which lays many eggs and whose meat is tasty as well, and which is now nationally known as a premier food brand.

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Restaurants

Located at JR Nagoya Station, this restaurant lets diners enjoy yakitori and other chicken dishes in a ca...
This restaurant specializes in chicken dishes produced by the eighth-generation proprietor of Tamahide in...
Specialized restaurant offering "Kamatama Ramen" with Cochin chicken (local chicken brand), Miso and Tama...
Misonikomiudon (Udon noodle in Miso broth) started at Yamamotoya in Osu in 1925.Yamamotoya has maintained...
Just two minutes on foot from Sakae Station. Enjoy premium Nagoya Cochin chicken while gazing out at a Ja...
A chicken cuisine restaurant, established in 1953. Enjoy premium purebred Nagoya Cochin chicken acquired ...
This restaurant specializes in yakitori roast chicken made from purebred Nagoya Cochin chicken or Mikawa ...
Established in 1956, Gomitori is the original pub in Nagoya. It locates at the center of Sakae and easy a...
A five minute walk from Nagoya Station’s west exit, this restaurant offers course meals by reservat...
Enjoy purebred Nagoya Cochin chicken prepared byin a variety of ways, including sashimi and grilled, for ...
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