This is free-range chicken produced in Miyazaki 宮崎, Japan. It is more tender and much more delicious than typical broiler chicken.
This is a from takeout shop located in Tokyo, and they offer many types of food prepared with this chicken.
When you are traveling in Tokyo, I recommend you try it.
Hyugadori Chicken 日向鶏
This is a takeout shop specializes in many kinds of side dishes. Mainly they offer tasty chicken dishes. They use Japanese brand of chicken called Hyugadori (Hyuga Chicken) 日向鶏. Their home-cooked yakitori (grilled chicken on a skewer) is highly recommended. When you go to the street, you shouldn't miss eating their yakitori.
A skewer of yakitori costs from mainly 125 yen. The prices were increased.
The main attraction here is the fact that you can eat a wide variety of different chicken cuts, when you buy yakitori. Some of which may be unfamiliar to you, but all of which will be delicious.
Why not try all of them and discover your favorite cut of the chicken meat?
If you worry about unfamiliar chicken cuts, you should simply choose Momo もも. The chicken meat is a part of leg or thigh.
When you get there around 12:00, you could buy the food that is all freshly made. In the evening, the food might be sold out.
From the top:
- Hatsu-to-negi (はつとねぎ): heart and green onion
- Tsukune (つくね): mince chicken meat with extra flavors
- Reba (レバー): soft liver
- Momo (もも): thigh or leg meat
- Negima (ねぎま): thigh or leg meat and green onion
- Bonjiri (ぼんじり): around the tail
- Sunagimo (すなぎも): gizzard
Japanese sentence to point to the food you want to buy
This is a takeout shop, but you can still eat here if you want.
Some seasonings are available on the table.
When you are ordering the food, you should point to the table and say
When you say that, probably they will heat up the food, and give you chopsticks when you buy food except yakitori.
If nothing is said after paying the bill they will pack your food to go.
When I went there they also offered seafood such as squid, scallop, octopus prawn and so on.
It is marinated boiled octopus and vegetables with a little bit of sour dressing that makes your mouth feel refreshed from the oily taste of yakitori.
All photos above were taken in 2015.
Two photos below were taken in 2019. The prices were a little increased.
About the labels of yakitori:
日向鶏 or日向どり: It is Japanese brand of chicken called Hyugadori (Hyuga Chicken)
たれ焼 Tare-yaki Grilled with sauce
塩焼 Shio-yaki: Grilled with salt
うなぎ: Eel (Unagi) on a skewer 1750 yen
うなぎのきも串焼き: Eel (Unagi) Liver on a skewer 200 yen
This eel is not imported one. It is from Miyazaki 宮崎, Japan
All kinds of foods I had were delicious and reasonable!
Information of TORIFUJI とりふじ
Around noon through evening
Monday is closed.
Information of Hyugadori Chicken (in Japanese)
Some other restaurants offer different types of Japanese brand chicken.
Daisendori (Daisen Chicken) 大山鶏
Soshu Benirakumi Chicken 総州 紅楽美