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Cold Summer Noodles: Karami Daikon Beni Shoga Onsen Tamago Hiyashi Soba

Cold Summer Noodles: Karami Daikon Beni Shoga Onsen Tamago Hiyashi Soba

Summer is blinkin hot in Kyoto, so this time of year we need meals that not only nourish but also cool. Cold noodles; soba, udon and somen are a staple. In addition to ice and cold, the Japanese like summer dishes to be quite salty and sometimes to include some kind of bitter taste. I developed this beautiful and tasty…

Cold Summer Noodles: Tsunamichi’s Zaru Udon, Zaru Soba

Cold Summer Noodles: Tsunamichi’s Zaru Udon, Zaru Soba

When my mother first introduced me to cold pasta with pesto as a tasty antidote to the summertime heat, it was an epiphany to me. It is the first food I remember that was meant to not only give sustenance but also to cool. Tabbouleh was probably next. Japanese cold zaru soba and zaru udon is another wonderful summer dish…

Tsunamichi: Country Style Teuchi (Handmade) Soba and Udon in Kyoto

Tsunamichi: Country Style Teuchi (Handmade) Soba and Udon in Kyoto

Tsunamichi: Country Style Teuchi (Handmade) Soba and Udon in Kyoto (綱道: 手打ちそば、手打ちうどん、うんどん)
Tsunamichi: Country Style Teuchi (Handmade) Soba and Udon in Kyoto
The island of Shikoku is Udon country. And 27 years ago, a man from Shikoku quit his job as a salary man and started Tsunamichi with the intent of making the best damn handmade noodles in Kyoto.

Takaraya Ramen Pontocho (宝屋ラーメン)

Takaraya Ramen (宝屋ラーメン)
Unfortunately this excellent restaurant has suddenly closed as of November 2011.
Takaraya (宝屋) features several dishes that are very ‘Kyoto’ in style and taste. The cuisine of Kyoto features subtly complex and sophisticated flavors. To the sensibilities of the ancient capital, the more understated, the better. Typically, ramen is anything but subtle. This makes Takaraya…

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