- October 9th, 2014
[Kirin in Iwamizawa] Buckwheat Noodles with Roasted Chicken Giblets Is Mild Taste
Handmade Buckwheat Noodle Shop Kirin (手打ちそばの店希林) is a popular buckwheat noodles restaurant founded in 2008 in Iwamizawa city, and is near DCM Homac Iwamizawa Barnch. The Iwamizawa is famous for a barbecued chicken (焼き鳥) and roasted chicken giblets (もつ焼き), and those are local specialities in the Iwamizawa. The Kirin is also well-known for serving buckwheat noodles with the roasted chicken giblets (もつそば). In addition, the restaurant is also well-known as a place to be popular with motorcycle riders. It was usually a business start at 11:00. However, they started business at 11:30 at that day. 1 group of preceding visitors lined up in an entrance of the restaurant. Table seats and counter seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers can enjoy their meals. By the way, a photography is prohibited at the restraunt, if customers want to take a picture, they should get a permit from the restraunt.
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. Read More
I sat at a table seat when they opened the restaurant, and I ordered the buckwheat noodles with the roast chicken giblets. The price was JPY 720. As for the buckwheat noodles, I chose Inaka-soba (田舎そば * Country style buckwheat noodles) because customers can choose the Inaka-soba or Sarashina-soba (更科そば * Type of high quality buckwheat noodles). In addition, they serve a lot of buckwheat noodle dishes.
About 15 minutes later, the buckwheat noodles with the roasted chicken giblets was served. While waiting for the dish, customers entered the restraunt one after another. The restraunt was popular, after all. I had a soup at once. It was very mild. I gueess that fat of the chicken make mild taste. The roasted chicken giblets were tasty, too! The noodles was chewy, too. It was the soup that I could feel umami than salt. Thanks for the meal!
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|Parking lot||Parking lot is provided (7 cars).|
|Business hours||11:30-14:30, 17:30-21:00 * If buckwheat noodles run out, the restraunt closes a business.|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||139 689 455*05|
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Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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