Ogura Toast: Delicious Red Bean Jam Toast from Nagoya
Have you ever heard of Nagoya Meshi (名古屋めし)? Nagoya Meshi is actually food that originated and developed in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
In addition to these dishes, the city 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 until 10 o’clock (or so).
The breakfast combo is called Morning (モーニング), which typically consists 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)
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, features a chunky sweet red bean jam called Ogura An (小倉あん) spread over the bread.
Ogura-An is a common type of Anko (餡子) sweet red bean paste consisting of 2 kinds of sweetened Azuki red beans, chunky & smooth.
As easily imagined from the picture above, the way to prepare Ogura Toast is very straightforward as follows.
- Toast a slice of white bread.
- Spread butter or margarine on the toast and put Ogura-An red bean paste.
- Now it’s ready. Enjoy Ogura Toast!
Ogura Sandwich (小倉サンド)
Also, you can make a sandwich with the sweet red bean jam in between. By the way, here in Japan, the sandwich bread is generally called Ogura Sand (小倉サンド).
Ogura-An is a sweet thing. So I think fruits and whipped cream also work well with this Nagoya-style toast. Making Ogura Toast with your desired twist will just be fun!
(Reference Page: Wikipedia 小倉トースト )