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3 Unique Japanese Cafes That You Should Check Out When in Nagoya

Japan’s coffee culture is quite widespread, particularly in Nagoya where the popular chain cafe, Komeda, originated. It is also a fact that Nagoyans are known to love their ogura toast (butter, margarine or cream, and sweet red bean paste on toast) in the mornings or for an afternoon snack with coffee, and that they like…

Discover Nagoya’s Comfort Food at These 2 Kishimen Noodle Shops in the Area

Nagoya (名古屋) is popular for its Italian-like flattened udon called “kishimen” noodles. This is a staple cuisine in the area and it can be eaten by first-timers to Japanese cuisine. Its broth is considered to be between the Kansai (関西) and Kanto (関東) style. The noodle is 4.5 mm or more in width, 2 mm…

Try Unique Variations of Bread Rolls at This Specialty Cafe in Nagoya

The coppe-pan (コッペパン), a kind of bread roll that pretty much resembles a hot dog bun, has been part of the Japanese food culture ever since World War II. Interestingly, a cafe in Nagoya specializes in offering a modern twist on coppe-pan by providing a variety of different flavors. Check it out! PINE FIELDS MARKET…
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Enjoy Scrumptious Breakfast Meals at These 8 Cafes in Nagoya

I feel like having a slow breakfast in Japan has become a luxury because of how busy people are and how early mornings start. I completely understand that every second of sleep is more valuable than making time to get a good breakfast for a lot of people. But if you happen to be around…

Check Out Japan’s Latest Healthy and Delicious Creation: Salad Cake!

Japan is the land of foodies – with a variety of ethnic cuisines available almost everywhere. For a country that literally has dozens of kit kat flavors alone and ‘mash ups’ of everything – from cheesecake in a crepe, rice inside an omelette and even curry bread, it shouldn’t catch anyone by surprise to find…

Nagoya Is Home to the Cutest Dessert Ever: Chick-Shaped Pudding, ”Piyorin”!

A normal custard pudding can have many names. In the Philippines, it is called Leche Flan. In Japan, it is called purin. But what do you call a chick-shaped custard pudding, made with only the finest cochin eggs from the city of Nagoya? Nagoya may not be a popular tourist destination in Japan compared to…

Find the 7 Dragon Balls in a Winter-Warming Hot Pot in Nagoya!

Ever watched the Dragon Ball series which as a result may have inspired you to want to collect dragon balls? When I was a kid, I always wanted to own a Doraemon or the 7 dragon balls so that my life’s wishes could be fulfilled and I could then lead an easy life without many…

Hitsumabushi: Quality Eel restaurants in Nagoya

Did you know that July 27 is “Unagi no Hi” or the Eel day in Nagoya? Unagi or barbecued freshwater eel is one of the best foods in Japan. There are many kinds of Unagi dishes in Japan and one of the best is from Nagoya, it is called Hitsumabushi. Hitsumabushi is kind of unagi…

5 Recommended High-End Japanese Restaurants in Nagoya

Nagoya is a city famous with its local goods and exceptional foods. This city also has some authentic and top-end Japanese restaurants that we cannot find somewhere else. Some restaurants have particular concepts such as historical, Japanese garden and cultural themes. So if you are interested to try, you may see the list below. But…