Have you ever had a dinner or lunch around the Japanese fireplace IRORI?
It can be seen only in very old houses in Japan but speaking of small type, in many Japanese bistro Izakaya and even in this small buckwheat noodle restaurant recommended on the Michelin's Guide Book , we can see the art of practical use.
This is the buckwheat noodle restaurant in residential area of Iwamizawa City, Sorachi sub-prefectural area. The name is "Teuchi-soba KIMURA".
It's a little bit dfficult to find it in the evening. Only three cars can be parked in front of the restaurant.
It opens from 11:30 to 14:30 on Wednesday to Sunday. in order to have dinner in this restaurant, reservation is required and the seats are so limited.
Normally, Chopticks are used for having noodle but in Takato Area of Nagano Prefecture, one stick of leek is used for having buckwheat noodle soup and as a spice to bite directly.
This restaurant can serve the buckwheat noodle soup of Takato type.
It may be awkward and difficult for occidental people to have soba with this single stick of leek.
Tempuras of shrimp, bell-pepper, sliced pumpkin, fresh seaweed and a half of boiled egg are on the noodle. Cold sauce made of soy-sauce with broth for soba noodle is in the pot and should be doused on the noodle with green horse raddish.