“Hanabou” serves unique type of hand made udon noodle called “Oshibori Udon”. The store is located back alley. Please get off at Kyodo station, Odakyu line and walk along Noudai street. You will see sushi restaurant named “Kiraku” and there is the alley when you turn left on the corner.
“Hanabou”, easily passed through if you do not know it
The question might be, what “Oshibori Udon” is. “Oshibori Udon” is very native province way of eating udon noodle, soaking udon noodle into squeezed juice from hot radish, which is a specialty of Shinshu area.
The hot juice happens to make your tongue numb.lol
But you can enjoy variety of taste by putting miso in or adding soup stock into the juice.
It actually attracts me with its light taste and pleasant aftertaste.
It is the way of eating udon from the home of udon, Shinshu area and it is very fascinating.
How to eat Oshibori Udon lol
First of all, please try to have it with the hot radish juice without putting anything in it.
You can enjoy scent of white radish and its fresh hotness.
In second, please put some miso little by little into the juice.
It makes a simple, but little punchy taste with the smell and sweetness of miso.
There are also soup made by dried bonito shavings on the table. How cool is that! You can enjoy blending 3 kinds of seasonings and make it your favorite taste!
My Oshibori Udon
Look at the shiny master’s hand made Udon
Oh my, my. The chewiness of udon noodle makes the excellent throat comfort!!
Charming master.. He forgot to put noodle broth in my pod!!
He was laughing in embarrassment, makes everyone inside the store smile.
Hot juice from white radish
It is not that hot, well, more than I expected. Lol
The hot juice is told to be good for your soar throat, and actually it must be true.
Miso and other seasoning
They told me not to put all miso into the soup but put miso little by little to make right taste.
Also you can enjoy variety strength of taste;)
It was much more fulfilling than I thought, and feels I had a healthy food for lunch!
It also seems easy to show up with ease, and some ladies came by their self.
It gets busy on the weekend, but “Hanabou” has many aspects to be loved by local people. I cannot be any happier to have such a simple and honest taste of udon noodle detached fancy looking.
|1-12-14 Kyodo, Setagayaku, Tokyo|
|2min walk from Kyodo Sta|
|11:45~14:00 and 18:00~21:00|