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Wanko-soba by Azuma-ya
Don’t Hurry, You Can Go At Your Own Pace
Date:07, Mar, 2016
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Make bite-sized soba noodles pass thru hot soba soup and put it into a bowl. You have eaten the bowl, and the serving waiter dishes the next one out. It is mentioning about Wanko-soba; a traditional cuisine in Iwate.



One theory holds that Morioka in Iwate is the birthplace of Wanko-soba. It is said the system was made when the landlord treated a lot of the villagers to soba at their festival. Usual way didn’t work against the large number. They say there were already eating contests in Edo era and then, it is considered Japanese people originally love big or quick eaters.

“Azuma-ya” is a well-known Japanese restaurant established in 1907 and have supplied soba dishes in Morioka. Because of the popularity, you are difficult to eat the soba quickly for prosperity on Saturdays and Sundays. If you desired to try their noodles except Wanko-soba, you’d better choose other set meals since they mostly include soba noodles.



It is considered that there are many people who don’t try Wanko-soba with no speed-eating contests or so, because the cuisine is inevitably shadowed by the vulgar image which they use on a race. As mentioned above, however, it was originally born for hospitality. You can go at your own pace, then. Those soba noodles are delicious, and the hotness is kind to your stomach.

They will give you the Wanko-soba Shomei Tegata when you have eaten over 100 bowls at the Azuma-ya, by the way.



Azuma-ya Official Site (Japanese)




 

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