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Yamamotoya Honten: Nagoya’s famous miso-nikomi udon specialists!

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture is well known for its unique cuisine known as Nagoya meshi. My favourite dish is, hands down, their miso-nikomi udon (thick udon noodles stewed in miso broth)! I couldn’t wait to head to one of the area’s most recommended miso-nikomi udon shops: Yamamotoya Honten. They have a number of locations, but I decided to visit their Esca shop which is situated under Nagoya Station.

“Ajiman,” an Osaka Eatery Beloved by Locals

“Senba Shinsaibashisuji Shotengai” is a shopping district packed with people.
It’s also a gourmet battlefield where delicious restaurants duke it out.
Our focus this time is “Ajiman,” a restaurant that’s been adored for over 50 years!

“Suzaki Foods Shop,” a Famous Sanuki Udon Restaurant in Kagawa Prefecture

“Sanuki udon” is one of Kagawa Prefecture’s specialty dishes. The prefecture is also home to a vast quantity of udon restaurants, and since oftentimes you can get a bowl for just 200 yen, going around and eating at multiple udon restaurants is fairly popular. This time, I visited “Suzaki Foods Shop,” a popular restaurant located on the west side of Kagawa Prefecture, and it’s so well-known that it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call it the mecca of sanuki udon!

Tokyo, GINZA SIX – Enjoy Cha Soba and Matcha Parfaits at “Nakamura Tokichi Honten,” a Long-Standing Tea Shop!

Nakamura Tokichi Honten is a Japanese tea specialty shop that was founded in 1819.
With stores in Kyoto Station, Uji City, and Hong Kong, it is an extremely popular shop that is both a tea store and a café, and it isn’t unusual to have to wait over an hour even on weekdays!
Another location opened in “GINZA SIX,” a commercial building in Ginza, in April of 2017, and the lines there every day are a testament to its popularity!

Winner of the 2016 Japanese Curry Awards!  Introducing Osaka's Popular Curry Udon Shop, Te-Uchi Udon Kagawa

In Kitashinchi, Osaka's high-class pleasure quarter, there is an udon noodle shop that's only open at night. It's named Kagawa. The owner comes from Kagawa Prefecture, famous for Sanuki udon.
After winning the 2016 Japanese Curry Awards, this restaurant has come to represent Osaka in terms of curry udon. It's so popular that lines form in front of the place, even in the middle of the night.