Nagoya is a coffee town and it gave us the Komeda coffee chain which is sadly expanding all over Japan. If you are interested in drinking something else, Trunk Coffee might just be the place for you.
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I visited to the Yabaton Honten (Main store) during a recent visit to Nagoya to eat some misokatsu. Yabaton came highly recommended by Nagoya native.
Nagoya is famous for its red miso which has a very distinct taste. Red miso is hard to describe, it’s much more potent then the stuff you would find in generic miso soup and some people really can stand the taste.
Nagoya in a weird way seem to rhyme with chicken wings and Yamachan is the chicken slaying bard of them all. A local friend took us to one of the numerous store in the city, this particular one was located a minute away from Nagoya station.
Nagoya has the reputation of being a heavy weight player in the B-1 gourmet scene in Japan and I finally had a chance to see what all the fuss was about. I came back from Nagoya slightly fatter, but it’s worth the extra effort it will take to burn it off.
Yabaton Misokatsu came highly recommended by a friend who lives in Nagoya. You know it’s trouble when the logo of a shop has a sumo wrestling pig on it, but Yabaton is all about pig, more precisely, deep fried pork cutlet.