Here's a documentation of what I ate and I was sure to try most or all of the famous Nagoya delicacies.
Hitsumabushi - Essentially grilled eel eaten 4 ways.
Restaurant: Atsuta Horaiken
Unfortunately I did not enjoy it as the grilled eel has more of a burnt aftertaste.
I would much rather prefer the usual affordable Unagi don available anywhere.
Price: 800yen (Coffee 400yen + Free Toast, 400yen Shiro Noir)
Shiro Noir is a warm danish pastry topped with ice cream and to be drizzled with maple syrup.
I enjoyed this very much as the ice cream complemented the pastry very well.
However, I don't feel anything special about the toast. Same goes to the coffee.
Misokatsu - Deep fried breaded pork topped with miso sauce
Restaurant: Yabaton - The popular chain restaurant
This was a decent dish, I was glad that the sauce weren't too salty.
This is the softest thing ever! Melt in your mouth goodness and it's not too sweet!
Tenmusu - Prawn tempura in the rice ball
The pickles at the side (Kyarabuki) was just too little, I needed way more of that delicious pickles.
Restaurant: Tenmusu Senju
Much pricier than expected, however it was really really good eaten immediately!
The prawn were really juicy! Though it was messy but it's worth the mess.
It is indeed a comfort food. Was interesting eating it using their special spork.
I would eat this again and again!
It was an awful experience for me, firstly hating the sauce did not help as I didn't like the gooeyness and taste of it. I felt bad to leave the restaurant with a plate full of spaghetti.
Oyakodon - Chicken and egg with rice
Hands down the best meal I had in Nagoya. The egg was soft and apparently the chicken is of the Cochin poultry, which is a top quality breed from Nagoya. It was indeed very very delicious.
Crispy caramalized sweet potato strips
Took 1 from the tester and I was hooked. I bought 2 packets of those home.
Red bean pocky - Super delicious!
6 pieces of chicken wing (990yen)
2 sets of this.
Just had to microwave it for a little bit, it's soft but not too salty, perfect with rice!
Chicken wings flavoured Jagabee! However it's too peppery for my liking.
I didn't manage to try the Miso Nikomi Udon and Kishimen. Hope there'll be a next time.
That's all for my Nagoya trip, I can't wait to plan another gourmet trip to another part of Japan!