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Gunma Prefecture

Himokawa Udon

 

 

Ever heard of noodles that can go up to the size of a cloth? White, slippery, yummy and eatable also are known as the Himokawa Udon. Himokawa Udon is a type of noodles made in Japan that can go up to a 10-centimetre size of thickness. It is eaten with a pair of chopsticks and served with some fresh vegetable.

 

These noodles are served cold and to contra with it is a bowl of hot soup. It is a specialist in town and many tourists make it a point to try these Udon noodles.

 

It’s homemade, chewy and you can choose from a range of flavours that you want! Not like the typical round noodles that we slurp, these Udon noodles must be eaten a certain way. If you’re interested to know, then it’s time for you to try the fun of eating these noodles!

 

Reference:
https://www.visitgunma.jp/en/sightseeing/detail.php?sightseeing_id=98

 

 

Ibaraki prefecture

Mito Natto

 

 

High in protein Mito Natto tasts good and must be tried for breakfast typically when you are in Japan. It contains various vitamins and minerals such as manganese, iron and fibre.

 

The Natto is also known as the fermented soybeans. Fermented soybeans itself are vegan. In this delicacy, however, dried bonito fish flakes are added to give it a more delicious taste. It is served with white rice which balances out all the strong flavours.

 

It is available in many different cooking styles such as “hikiwari natto”, “kotsubu natto” and many more. It’s your turn now to identify which Natto you like or maybe if you love them all?

 

Reference:
http://kyoudo-ryouri.com/en/food/1596.html

 

 

Saitama Prefecture

Soka Senbei (Rice Cracker)

 

 

Soka Senbei is made from non-glutinous rice. A traditional senbei is round and soy sauce flavoured but there are many unique flavours these days such as sesame, miso, seaweed, and sugar.

 

A rice cracker theme park was launched by famous rice cracker company, Yamako Senbei. At this facility, you can experience not only watching craftsman making rice crackers but can also engage in the senbei baking process. That means you can enjoy nice, crispy senbei that you baked yourself.
A maximum of 36 people can join the activity and if you are in a small group, no reservation is needed.

 

Reference:
http://www.city.soka.saitama.jp/english/city_profile/03.html

 

Tokyo

Shinjuku Golden Gai

 

 

Shinjuku Golden Gai is not a place to be publicized in Japan but it is a street to experience. The ambience of this street at night gives a unique style of private nightlife that is a must to experience. This tourist attraction has around six alleys which are narrow making the passers-by feel more connected to their surroundings. There are over 200 miniature bars, some night clubs and food shops in this street.

 

Reference:
https://digjapan.travel/en/blog/id=11162

 

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