Firstly, let me present to you a YouTube video :
【Prince Aojiru】Eating Spree in Nagoya, Japan
In this video, Prince Aojiru, one of the most famous young millionaires in Japan, visits Nagoya city in Aichi prefecture and enjoys their most delicious foods:
1. Kishimen (flat type Udon) /
2. Gorgeous Pork cutlet /
3. Oyako rice bowl with special eggs /
4. Hitsu-mabushi rice bowl (covered with eel) /
5. Fish Cake Sashimi (Ita-wasa) /
6. Miso-nikomi Udon
Enjoy your virtual Gourmet Tour!
2. Let’s visit Miso & Sake Brewery
Secondly, let me introduce three unique programs. By participating in them, you can vividly enjoy the world of Nagoya foods inherited until today.
Scheduled program is mentioned below.
1) Factory tour of the long-established “Kakukyu Hatcho Miso” founded in 1645
After the tour, you can enjoy miso soft serve ice cream.
2) Enjoy Omelet rice
Lunch in Hatcho Village, which is adjacent to Kakukyu Hatcho Miso. You can enjoy a variety of dishes that use Hatcho Miso and special local chicken.
3) Sake tasting
Learn about Sake brewery at “Maruishi Brewery”s direct sales store “Jouan“.
While listening to the explanation, you can choose two types of sake from four types (Daiginjo “Tokugawa Ieyasu“, seasonal sake, and two types of liqueur). Let’s taste them.
3. Let’s make Udon
【Aichi / Okazaki City】
Firstly, make dumplings from udon dough and let them rest for a while.
While letting the dumpling rest, you will listen to explanations about
1) the types of wheat,
2) how to make udon,
3) the secret of Tokugawa Ieyasu‘s longevity (he loved udon so much).
Secondly, stretch the dumplings with a cotton swab, and cut it.
You step on the laid dumplings with your feet, let them lie down for a while, then roll them out with a rolling pin.
Thirdly, you cut them with a kitchen knife or a manual udon noodle cutter and boil them.
During the time it takes to boil, you will listen to the explanation about “dashi” rich in Umami.
When it’s boiled, soak it in soup stock (with tempura, if you like).
Finally, you taste it.