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19 20Shoga Joyu Ramen Yofu Katsudon Shoyu Sekihan Aburage Sasadango Yamakoshi-SanNiigata WagyuGinger-Based Soy Sauce Ramen(Chinese-Style Noodle Soup)Nagaoka is a highly competitive areafor ramen in Japan.In Niigata Prefecture, known as ahighly competitive area for ramen,there are many different kinds oframen from the simple thin soup ofNagaoka’s ginger-based soy sauceramen to the rich pork-fat soup ofTsubame-Sanjo’s ramen with visiblechunks of back-fat. The ginger-basedramen may look heavy at firstglance, but once you taste the soup,the aroma of ginger spreads completelythroughout your mouth, quite possiblybringing you back for more and more.Western Style Pork Cutlet Dish withRiceNagaoka’s Soul FoodThis dish originating in a localrestaurant that is now out of businessis known as Nagaokans’ soul food.Glutinous Rice Steamed with KidneyBeans and Flavored with Soy SauceThis local delicacy is a signature giftpresented to guests at a weddingreception. Nagaoka’s soy-sauceflavoredsekihan is unique in Japan.The delicate balance of soy sauce,steamed rice, and mildly sweet kidneybeans make Nagaoka’s sekihan quitedelicious.Deep-Fried Soybean CurdTochio has a wide variety of Aburage.This regional specialty of the TochioDistrict can be enjoyed grilled orsimmered.Steamed Rice Cakes Wrapped in SasaLeavesA traditional sweet handed down fromthe old days of the Echigo RegionSasadango is a well-known regionalspecialty originating in Echigo, arice-farming community. Rice cakesmade with pounded rice mixed withyomogi (Japanese mugwort, an herb)and filled with an (a kind of sweetazuki bean jam) are steamed andwrapped in sasa (bamboo grass)leaves. With its fine fragrance, it istruly a masterpiece of regionalconfectionery.Japanese Beef from Yamakoshi,Niigata PrefectureThe delicious beef of Yamakoshibrings heartfelt messages from itshome district.Beef raised in Niigata Prefecture hasa special brand name, “Niigata Wagyu.”Within this brand, beef exclusivelyraised in and shipped from Yamakoshiis called “Yamakoshi-San Niigata Wagyu(Japanese beef raised in Yamakoshi,Niigata). This beef is a symbol of thesafe recovery from the damage causedby the Great Chuetsu Earthquake.Regional FoodSituated almost in the center of the Chuetsu Region, the City of Nagaoka has beena hub for many people and various things to come together since the old days. Placeswhere people gather together are also where tasty foods come together.