Friday, November 26, 2010
Food in Japan: #2 Udon
Udon is commonly known Japanese dish.
They are a thick-ish pasta with a chewy sort of texture to it.
Udon is most often eaten hot with a mild soup, but can be eaten cold in the summer time.
You can eat Udon almost anywhere in Japan, but the ingredients of a soup vary from place to place.
For example, in Kansai area, a soup tends to be milder. In some parts of Japan, Udon is eaten with a curry or with a miso (soy-bean paste) soup.
One of my favourite Udon restaurants is "Tsurutontan". They are often recognized by their big noodle bowls.
http://www.tsurutontan.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
They have restaurants in central Tokyo including Roppongi and Shinjuku etc.
and these close at 8am! (NICE)
However, there is always a long line so I suggest you to avoid weekends.