I heard that in Nagoya, many restaurants open early in the morning and offer breakfast menus. This is a very nice story for businessmen who take the train early in the morning every day…but isn’t morning just toast and coffee anyway? No, there is a recommended restaurant in Nagoya that serves egg on rice, which is one of the twin perfect breakfast foods in Japan along with natto, and tai chazuke, which is a luxurious breakfast dish….
Recommended mornings at Taicha Fukuno, a famous restaurant produced by Aichi’s pride and joy… Who else would like to taste a nutritious and very tasty breakfast?
This “Taicha Fukuno” restaurant specializing in tai-chazuke is headquartered at Nozawa, a famous kaiseki restaurant in Nagoya. Nozawa is a very popular restaurant famous for not taking reservations for over a year, despite the high price of 25,000 yen per person for the omakase course. This is a very convenient restaurant where you can enjoy dishes produced by such a high-class restaurant in a casual style at a reasonable price.
Served from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Taicha Fukuno’s morning meal menu consists of a total of three types of dishes. The standard menu includes the Asa Tai Cha for 810 yen, Fukuno Tai Cha Zuke with rice and red miso soup refill for 950 yen… and the “Nagoya Cochin Tamago Kake” for 520 yen (all prices exclude tax), which is what I am looking for this time.
Note: The price has increased to 590 yen for egg rice and 915 yen for Asa Tai tea (both including tax) as of April 4, 1991.
The dish was served with fluffy cooked rice, red miso soup stock, a Nagoya Coach egg, a condiment of minced sea bream, hijiki, and shibazuke pickles. As a Japanese restaurant, there are no fancy toppings or sauces, such as cheese or olive oil. Although it is limited to the Japanese style of eating, you can of course arrange it to your own liking.
Arranged with the addition of tai saboro and hijiki… Don’t worry about calories or diet, first of all you should scramble for the egg rice in front of you!
Now, let’s get started with the cooking. First, make a hollow in the center of the rice to drop a raw egg into. Then, drop a raw egg with a soft and juicy yolk and white…
Topped with slightly sweetened sea bream and hijiki mushrooms dressed with wasabi mayonnaise (but without the zing). Pour soy sauce over the toppings and mix, mix, mix….
Not only is the Nagoya Cochin egg rich and delicious, but the rice is also cooked fluffy and sweet, making this egg on rice dish so good that it would be difficult to reproduce at home. The soy sauce must be different from those sold in supermarkets.
As one would expect from a super high-end restaurant, the fact that the price range has been lowered so much without skimping on quality is highly impressive. The price of 520 yen plus consumption tax for this, including the light and very elegant red miso soup stock… “Are you sure this is what you want?” I think to myself, “Is this really what I want?
Another morning menu offered by Taicha Fukuno: Rich your mind with the exquisite Tai Cha Zuke with sesame sauce flavor.
Next on the menu is “Asa Tai Cha,” a breakfast version of tai chazuke that Taicha Fukuno proudly offers. The only difference from the lunch to evening menu, Fukuno’s Tai-chazuke (1,100 yen including tax from April 4, 2019), is that the green tea has been replaced by hojicha…
A bowl of rice, red miso soup, sea bream fillet, hijiki, minced sea bream, shibazuke pickles, and hojicha (roasted green tea) is 915 yen, tax included. The price is a bit steep for a morning meal, but for this price, you can have another bowl of rice and red miso soup for free. For an additional charge, you can order sea bream fillets or sea bream soboro, so you can thoroughly enjoy the sea bream chazuke that Taicha Fukuno is famous for.
Now for the actual meal. First, mix the sea bream fillet with sesame sauce and condiments…
The plump sea bream with the addition of a thick sesame sauce and a zesty wasabi flavor makes this a dish that is too good to be soaked in hojicha tea.
The first bowl is served with this fillet, hijiki and sea bream soboro on rice as it is…
The sweetness of the sesame sauce and the plumpness of the sea bream stir up one’s appetite even more. The sweetness of the sesame seeds and the plumpness of the sea bream stimulate one’s appetite even more.
And the second bowl. The second bowl of chazuke is served with sea bream fillets and a generous amount of sesame sauce…
Unlike the first cup, this time the heat from the hojicha tea is transmitted to the fish, allowing you to taste the sea bream in its half-raw state. Although the heat makes the snapper lose some of its plumpness, the softened fillet is easily absorbed into your stomach as one with the ochazuke. The hojicha tea mixed with the sesame sauce is also milky and refreshing, leaving you with enough energy to get to work without leaving a trace of nagging feeling.
For those of you who are a little hungry… you can also order an additional order to fully savor the sea bream!
Taicha Fukuno’s menu allows for free refills of rice and red miso soup, but for those who want to eat a little more egg and sea bream…they can place an additional order.
- Sea bream with sesame sauce – 520 yen (tax included)
- Sea bream soboro cooked with Japanese pepper (tax included): ¥250
- Nagoya Cochin egg ¥145 (until 11:00 a.m.), including tax
- Beer (Sapporo Black Label) 540 yen (tax included)
If you make good use of the additional order, you can enjoy tai chazuke as an addition to egg rice, or vice versa. If you want to fully enjoy everything at one time, please give it a try.
Taicha Fukuno, where you can enjoy an excellent breakfast by a famous kaiseki restaurant, is a 4-minute walk from JR Nagoya Station.
Now, here are the details of the restaurant.
Address: Dainagoya Building B1F, 3-28-12 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya City
Telephone number: 052-414-4886
Business hours: 8:00-22:30 (LO)
Closed: Open every day
Credit card payment: Accepted
P.S. It’s nice to morn in a place like this…