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A Guide to 12 of the Best Foods in Nagasaki

| Food & Drink , Nagasaki

Nagasaki's food culture is a result of its historical connections with China and Europe. While heavily influenced by European and Chinese tastes, Nagasaki dishes have certainly developed their own flavor. Here are some dishes that are a mix of culture and goodness all in one plate!

12. Milk Seki - A Nagasaki spin to the famous drink

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You may be familiar with Milk Seki, a sweet drink made with a blend of milk, egg and sugar. On a warm summer day, sipping on a cup of Milk Seki sounds like the perfect idea.

But not in Nagasaki.

Milk Seki in Nagasaki is to be eaten, not drunk. Indulge in the various variations of Milk Seki in Nagasaki as you find yourself served with Milk Seki with loads and loads of shaved ice. Forget the drink you see on online recipes. In Nagasaki, we eat them!

11. Yori-yori: A must-buy Nagasaki souvenir

11. Yori-yori: A must-buy Nagasaki souvenir

Speaking of Nagasaki food souvenirs, one cannot forget the yori-yori. A Chinese sweet delight, yori-yori is a sweet fried-dough cuisine with a unique helical structure. With its golden brown exterior, the yori-yori is fragrant and most definitely enticing as a local food choice. Other names of the yori-yori include Nejinbou, Mafa, and Toujinmaki.

10. Castella: A slice of historical flavour

Castella is a sweet, moist sponge cake. Based on a recipe originally introduced by Portuguese missionaries in the mid-16 century, the Castella was created in Nagasaki with a unique Japanese flavour, with a different look and baking process from the original Portuguese recipe. Check out the interesting history behind the origins of Castella that date back to 1571, during the Age of Discovery!

9. Toruko Rice: A touch of Turkey in Japan

Pilaf rice and Neapolitan spaghetti accompanied with pork cutlet topped with demi-glace. As with the name of the dish, it was inspired by the Turkish and born in Nagasaki. Many different shops have different ingredients and toppings, resulting in different tasting pilaf rice, spaghetti and pork cutlets. Tsuruchan is a rather well-known cafe that sells this dish.

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