Washoku Wednesday: Soba

When someone says, “Japanese food,” foreigners often immediately think of sushi and tempura. If they think of noodles, they usually think of ramen, first and foremost; but there is a quieter, healthier cousin of the bold and rich ramen, one that I have come to love – and those noodles are called soba. A note … Continue reading Washoku Wednesday: Soba

Gochiya Ramen

Hello everyone! Another little food post today. One thing I love about Tatebayashi is the abundance of delicious, hand-made ramen noodle shops! There are several close to us (one of which, Kanemasa, is literally a two minute walk down the street from our apartment). Probably my favourite ramen shop in town is Sobo Gochiya. It’s … Continue reading Gochiya Ramen

Kouba Cafe

Hello everyone! It’s been a hectic week! Between changing schools, cooking extra for lunch (no school lunch this week), and editing some friends’ engagement photos (!!!), I’ve hardly had any time to write – so this is my little break! Hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to recoup my energy and write properly about it, … Continue reading Kouba Cafe

Soba Noodles

On Saturday we went to Matsumoto, Nagano, which is famed for its soba noodles. I love soba noodles – they’re made from buckwheat flour and can be served hot or cold, which makes them a very versatile food that can be enjoyed in both winter and summer. (I actually haven’t ever had hot soba – … Continue reading Soba Noodles