While Awaodori is Tokushima prefecture’s most well-known festival, awaodori, a chicken brand of the same name, is also very popular! Characterized by its plump texture, sweetness and rich flavor, it’s the most produced chicken in Japan.
To enjoy some yummy dishes made with awaodori chicken and local vegetables, we visited a restaurant called “odori”.
As it’s located along national highway No.55 in the direction of Kochi prefecture, it isn’t difficult to find!
Among many other products, fresh vegetables from local farmers can be bought here.
And many products made with awaodori chicken, such as canned fried chicken and even curry are also an sale here. Rather than katsuobushi (bonito flakes), you can find flaked awaodori chicken, which are delicious, and packed with umami.
With the concept of a farm-fresh restaurant where you can enjoy local vegetables and awaodori chicken, the restaurant serves authentic hamburger patties, curry, and other western style dishes, but the product that gets the most attention is a first in Japan: Pudding made with awaodori chicken eggs!
As awaodori chicken eggs are not produced for consumption, they cannot usually be found. Howerer, compared with the average egg, the flavor of the egg white is richer, and has a viscosity that leads to rich-flavored puddings.
The pudding is sold in two varieties: plain and sudachi citrus flavor. While the plain version is garnished with a separate almond powder, which gives an accent to the texture, the sudachi version has a gelée on top giving it a refreshing flavor. Making them a good souvenir choice, the puddings cost JPY350 each and keep for around a week. In April 2016, an omurice (ketchup seasoned fried rice topped with omelette) made with awaodori chicken eggs was added to the regular menu! Another treat to look forward to!
Restaurant and Farmer’s Shop odori
Location: 2-1 Naka, Yamagawauchi, Minami, Kaifu district, Tokushima prefecture
Open: Mon-Wed 11:00-17:00, Fri-Sun 11:00-20:00
Setouchi Finder Photo-writer: Kumiko Tobita
Kumiko Tobita I was born in 1973 and currently live in Tokushima Prefecture. I have been working at a publishing company in Tokushima for over 10 years now, and in addition to being the editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine, I also am involved in producing mooks, business pamphlets and websites. I always want to learn as fast as possible about delicious, fun, or new things. Feel free to ask if you have any questions about autobiographies, self-publication editing, or e-books. Since April 2015, I have been a part of an area development group, and my lifework involves regional resources and emigration measures.
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