Keichan (chicken dish)

Kei chan is a local food which used to be enjoyed in the summer holiday of the dead (obon) or the new year holiday season in Gero and Gujo Cities. Each household would raise its own chicken, and when they stopped hatching eggs, their meat would be marinated in special sauces and enjoyed later. The sauces were made from miso paste, soy sauce, or salty seasonings, and the meat was grilled with vegetables for a variety of chicken dishes.

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Keichan Restaurant Suginoko
Ogawa, Gero City

Address1311-1 Ogawa, Gero City[Map
Phone Number0576-25-7011
Opening Hour11:00~15:00
Parking Capacity10 cars
Access Approx. 60 minutes by car from Chuo Expressway "Nakatsugawa IC"
Approx. 5 minutes by car from JR Takayama Main Line "Gero Station"
One dish provides three tastes
Simple ingredients, leg of local Ena chicken and cabbage, topped with a secret-recipe soy sauce with garlic from Aomori, which is modified to fit a pan-fried noodles dish, and lastly formed into a tasty scorched chunk. One dish providing three unique yummy experiences is a local specialty we offer.
Service periodAll year round
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<Messages from the Staff> Our dream is to see Gero becoming popular with its tasty local dishes!

Hachiman-cho, Gujo City

Address5-15-4 Hachimancho-Ono, Gujo City[Map
Phone Number0575-67-0591
Opening Hour11:00~15:00/17:00~22:30
HolidayWednesdays (or following day if a national holiday falls on Wednesday)
Parking Capacity7 cars
Access Approx. 8 minutes by car from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway "Gujo-Hachiman IC"
A short walk from "Hachiman Chugakko-mae (Junior High School)" bus stop of Gujo-Hachiman Community Bus (Mame-Bus)
Keichan dish of local Okumino chicken prepared in Gujo miso paste
We began serving the dish in 1995 in an effort to popularize local "Okumino chicken" and its unique texture and richness. We spent five years in total to develop our special sauce by finely mixing home-made Gujo miso and spices. We also use a variety of local vegetables to complete the dish.
Service periodAll year round
Please call us to confirm.
<Messages from the Staff> We do our best to promote Okumino chicken by offering highly satisfying Keichan.
Keichan recipe
Ingredients :

(serves 4)
・200g chicken breast (bite-sized)
・32g mixed miso (soybean paste)
・6g sake
・8g light-colored soy sauce
・6g garlic
・200g cabbage
・40g carrot
・20g green pepper
・6g vegetable oil


①Grate the garlic.

②Season the chicken by mixing miso, sake, light-colored soy sauce, and grated garlic, and rubbing the chicken with them.

③Cut the cabbage into chunks, carrots into thin strips, and green peppers into matchstick-like strips.

④Heat the oil in a frying pan, add and stir-fry the seasoned chicken, and add and stir-fry the cabbage, carrots, and green peppers.

The recipe source:Gifu Prefecture School Dietician Association

※Recipes vary by region and family.