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