- April 25th, 2015
[Ito in Nakashibestu] Burdock Tempura Buckwheat Noodles and Rice with Japanese Horseradish
Handmade Soba Ito (手打ちそば 伊とう) is a famous buckwheat noodles restaurant founded in 2008 in Nakashibetsu town located in the northwest part of Nemuro city, and is near Nakasibetsu Bus Terminal. Mr. Hiroyuki Ito (伊東 裕之) is a restraunt owner. They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido
Hokkaido occupies about 40% of buckwheat production of Japan, and is the largest buckwheat production in the Japan, and Nagano prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Fukushima prefecture and so on follow the Hokkaido. The climate is cool in a summer, and a large temperature gap is great for good buckwheat, and the buckwheat production of the Hokkaido is increasing. Horokanai (幌加内), Fukagawa (深川) and Otoineppu (音威子府) are the 3 largest production places. Especially, the Horokanai is the best buckwheat production and the largest planted area in the Japan, and is well-known as a buckwheat town, and uses buckwheat fields as tourist attractions well. In Fukushima town, Sengen Soba Buckwheat Flowers Viewing Party (千軒そばの花鑑賞会) is held in buckwheat fields, and a fantastic conbination of the buckwheat fields and Matsumae Kagura (松前神楽) can be enjoyed. Article is here
I visited here around 11:00 on a weekday. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu. I found Rice with Japanese Horseradish (山わさび). The restaurant serving it is rare. Because the Japanese Horseradish was one of typical Hokkaido's food, I wanted to eat it. So I ordered Burdock Tempura Buckwheat Noodles (ごぼう天そば) and the Rice with japanese Horseradish. The price of the Burdock Tempura Buckwheat Noodles were JPY 900, and the price of the Rice with Japanese Horseradish was JPY 250. By the way, customers can choose a type of buckwheat noodles between Yabu Soba (やぶそば * a variety of buckwheat noodles) or Sarashina Soba (更科そば * a type of high quality buckwheat noodles), and the Sarashina Soba had an extra charge of JPY 100. I chose the Yabu Soba, but the Sarashina Soba got a high evaluation for gourmet, too.
About 10 minutes later, the Burdock Tempura Buckwheat Noodles and the Rice with Japanese Horseradish were served. The tempura and the buckwheat noodles, the Japanese horseradish and the rice were served separately. Customers can eat the tempura with powdered green tea salt (抹茶塩) except putting tempura on the buckwheat noodles as the customers like.
Soup was light taste, and bonito soup stock was richly flavored. It was tasty! The buckweat noodles used buckwheat flour produced in Nakashibestu was made by hands, and was chewy. In addition, the Japanese horseradish irritated my nose and I could enjoy a taste while suffering. Thanks for the good meal!
Burdock Tempura Buckwheat Noodles and Rice with Japanese Horseradish and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided(5 cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-15:00, 17:30-19:30 * They close the restraunt if buckwheat noodles run out|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||429 777 317*55|
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