Pheasant Cuisine

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A traditional cuisine that has been long-loved as an imperial dish

Pheasant meat is a low calorie, high protein meat that has been used as an ingredient since ancient times. It is a high grade meat used in cooking and has been eaten by nobility since the Heian Period. It is sweeter and more fragrant than chicken meat, with a distinct flavor. Traditional dishes include pheasant stew, pheasant sukiyaki, pheasant rice pot, and pheasant soba noodles. Restaurants specializing in fowl with fresh meat from pheasants raised outdoors offer dishes that bring out the delicious flavor of pheasant meat.