My friends sometimes ask me if I eat sushi every day since I live in Japan. I would love to eat sushi all the time, but my pockets aren’t that deep, and I crave hot, cooked food once in awhile! One thing that people eat very often in Japan is noodles. They’re usually affordable, accessible, and really tasty!
One dish that I’ve come to really love is udon. It’s a great example of how the Japanese can take something so simple and draw out so much flavor and texture from it! In Kawagoe, we stopped by a udon restaurant called Spring Summer Autumn Winter 春夏秋冬. This restaurant is a branch off from it’s main business: soy sauce. They’ve specialized in soy sauce since 1789 and use it to make a very flavorful udon soup base. It’s one of those peaceful restaurants where time stands still so that you can leisurely enjoy your udon and then enjoy tea for the rest of the afternoon. If you like the broth, the restaurant is attached to their soy sauce store where you can taste and buy more types of soy sauce than I’ve ever seen.
If you’re venturing to Tokyo, I also highly suggest my favorite udon restaurant – Tsurotongtang from Osaka.
Spring Summer Autumn Winter 春夏秋冬
１０-５ Saiwaicho, Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture 350-0063, Japan
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