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Akamoku Udon
That’s Truly Iwate-made Udon!
Date:18, Mar, 2016
Investigated and Written by Kishimoto Kazuya
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“Akamoku Udon” is the dried udon noodles produced by Kama-ageya. (釜揚げ屋) In Yamada, Iwate prefecture, they are a restaurant that uses what’s made in nowhere but Iwate and supplies various noodles. So it is truly Iwate-made udon noodles!

You may say you have never heard Akamoku. Really, Akamoku is unpopular. That is a kind of edible marine plants. It is said they call it Gibasa in Akita and Ginbasou in Yamagata. The Akamoku Udon are, of course, made from powdery Akamoku picked at the Yamada Bay in Iwate.


Akamoku Udon

Contains: 200 g
Made from Powdery Akamoku, Salt & Iwate-made Wheat
Price: 310 JPN (tax in)


Look at the map and you will get Kama-ageya stands near the Yamada Bay. When Tohoku earthquake happened in 2011 March 11, they were directly attacked by the tidal waves from the sea. It forced them into closing the restaurant temporarily.

However, they stood up again and restarted their restaurant after not long. They changelessly keep using what’s made in Iwate and have tried to be a part of local industrial rehabilitation. If you have a chance to visit Iwate, why not get into the restaurant? It would be a little help for the region.

Their Akamoku Udon looks like soba noodles. But it tastes nothing but udon. Wouldn’t you buy the dried ones and try?


Kama-ageya (釜揚げ屋) Official Site (Japanese)




 

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