Monday, July 4, 2011
Hits the Spot
I don't know about where you are but summer has hit us full force! I just came back home and it was 35C inside my apartment. So hot.
On a day like this Hiyakake Udon (cold broth with udon noodles) is a great way to cool down. Hiyakake (冷かけ) means "pour cold," which refers to the cold broth they pour over the udon.
My udon dish also had Daikon Oroshi (大根おろし), which is shredded white radish, and a small citrus fruit called Sudachi (酢橘) on top. We squeeze the juice from the Sudachi and mix it into the broth before eating.
There is also a wide variety of tempura you can choose from, everything from fish to veggies. The Kabocha (かぼちゃ) or pumpkin tempura is one of my favorites.
It's so good, I could eat here every day! (and I sometimes do...)