If you are Japanese, you know Matsuzaka is the home of the "Matsuzaka Beef" which is the best beef in Japan. However, there is onother loved for long time in local dish in Matsuzaka in addition to beef.
That is "grilled chicken".
You have mesh-grilled chicken that covered with basting salted and sweetened rich miso.
Originally, there were many farmers who had checken that lay an egg in the susuburbs of Matsuzaka-shi, and it always happened that when the chicken didn't laid eggs any more then people ate the chichen. To make it more delicious, they started to have mesh-grilled chicken that covered with basting salted and sweetened rich miso.
They use reddish-brown miso. It is common to use reddish-brown miso in home or farmer in Matsuzaka area more than 100 years ago and now. In Matsumoto-shi, "Matsuzaka beef" is famous and yakiniku culture has spread into the society. Thanks to the custom, grilled chicken restaurants has become more and more popular, and now there are about 20 restaurants in the city so you can enjoy Matsuzaka grilled chicken.
When you come to Matsuzaka-shi, please try not only beef nut also local gourmet chicken.