Ogura Toast: Delicious Red Bean Jam Toast from Nagoya

Have you ever heard of “Nagoya Meshi (名古屋めし)”? Nagoya Meshi are actually foods that originated and were developed in the city, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.

Representative examples of Nagoya Meshi include “Taiwan Ramen (台湾ラーメン)“, “Hitsumabushi (ひつまぶし)” grilled eel, “Miso-Katsu (味噌カツ)” pork cutlet, “Miso Nikomi Udon (味噌煮込みうどん)“, and “Kishimen (きしめん)“.

In addition to these dishes, the city of Nagoya is especially famous for its unique cafe culture.

Specifically, cafe restaurants in Nagoya provide a breakfast combo for free when the customer orders just a cup of coffee in the morning time until 10 o’clock or so.

The breakfast combo is called “Morning (モーニング)”, which is typically made up of a cup of coffee, a bowl of green salad, a boiled egg, and a slice of toast.

Ogura Toast (小倉トースト)

Ogura Toast

And what I introduce here, “Ogura Toast (小倉トースト)” makes up an indispensable part of the breakfast combo Morning. 

The toast, known as a Nagoya Meshi, is characterized by the chunky sweet red bean paste “Ogura An (小倉あん)” that is spread over the bread.

Ogura-An is a common type of “Anko (餡子)” consisting of 2 types of sweetened Azuki red beans, chunky and smooth.

And as you can easily imagine from the picture above, the basic way to prepare Ogura Toast is very straightforward as follows.

Basic Recipe

Ogura Toast 2

  1. Toast a slice of white bread
  2. Spread butter or margarine on the toast and put Ogura-An red bean paste onto it
  3. Enjoy Ogura Toast!

It is also good to make a sandwich with the sweet red bean jam Ogura-An in between. By the way, in Japan, the sandwich bread is generally called “Ogura Sand (小倉サンド)”.

Ogura Sand (小倉サンド)Ogura Sand

Ogura-An is a sweet thing, so I think fruits and whipped cream also work well with this Nagoya-style toast. Adding a twist and making your own Ogura Toast will just be fun!



(Reference Page: Wikipedia 小倉トースト )

Tomo

Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

4 Responses

  1. July 25, 2017

    […] Have you ever heard of Ogura toast? Ogura toast is a very famous Japan’s local dish known as a specialty food of the city of Nagoya.The toast has sweet red beans called Ogura-An on it.The basic way to make Ogura toast is very easy.First,a thick slice of bread is baked,then butter or margarine is spread on toast and Ogura-An is put over the toast.If you want to know more about Ogura toast,please refer to my past article. […]

  2. July 25, 2017

    […] Have you ever heard of Ogura toast? Ogura toast is a very famous Japan’s local dish known as a specialty food of the city of Nagoya.The toast has sweet red beans called Ogura-An on it.The basic way to make Ogura toast is very easy.First,a thick slice of bread is baked,then butter or margarine is spread on toast and Ogura-An is put over the toast.If you want to know more about Ogura toast,please refer to my past article. […]

  3. September 9, 2017

    […] kinds of famous Nagoya-meshi.As I wrote in my past articles,Taiwan ramen (台湾ラーメン) and Ogura toast (小倉トースト) come under the specialty foods called […]

  4. September 9, 2017

    […] kinds of famous Nagoya-meshi.As I wrote in my past articles,Taiwan ramen (台湾ラーメン) and Ogura toast (小倉トースト) come under the specialty foods called […]

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