The bright, bold, eccentric interior looks more like a Turkish restaurant than a soba place! You sit on colourful cushions and eat off low tables.
Satoimo no umani(simmered taro) is a bit straight-from-the-fridge cold. Dashi maki tamago(dashi-flavoured eggroll) is Kyoto-style, i.e. not sweet. Freshly made and hot, very good!
3 types of miso dengaku(broiled miso-topped skewers) – awa(millet), yomogi(mugwort), fu(wheat gluten). The miso is a bit salty but still very good.
Cold black soba. Comes with a bowl of raw egg, lots of negi(spring onion), tororo(grated yam), wasabi and tsuyu(dipping sauce). You are supposed to mix the ingredients like the way you mix natto…and dip the soba to the foamy sauce to eat. 5 small plates are for one person. The soba has an acquired taste which I am not so crazy about. Worth trying once though. This soba shop is originally from Kyoto and the madam is an interesting character who gave us a lecture about how the way you sit can affect your ability to attract a man….err….^^;;; One of the two waitresses is from Burma and the other is also Asian – both are very cute and friendly! Two of us shared the food, plus a drink each, about 3000yen per person.
Add: 3-15-6 Shinbashi, Minato-ku