Customers flock to Toriya, a restaurant specialising in shamo. These stauresque gamefowl were originally bred for fighting - the written characters for shamo in Japanese literally read as 'martial bird' - and for exhibition. Toriya breeds its own shamo guaranteeing the freshest and best quality for a healthy and flavoursome gastronomic delight.

Toriya serves shamo grilled over charcoal, as lightly fried tempura, and as seared tatataki. A treat for connoisseurs is a side dish of raw liver-sashi served with sesame oil. Also on the menu is oyakodon, a bowl of rice topped with shamo meat and egg.

Japan, Oita, Taketa, Kujumachi Oaza Kuju, 2338-2 鶏家 しゃも料理

At a glance

 A farm-to-shop restaurant specialising in shamo poultry dishes.

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