Day 4 Kyoto
It was a long walk from Nijo Castle under the hot sun to find this place. By noon time the temperature has shot up to mid 20's, and it took us about 45 mins to get here, but its well worth the efforts.
Phew.....finally we make it !
Established since 1465, this shop has been patronised by the Imperial family even till today, earnings its the royal title. So it has a history of more than 500 years old, and today remains a very popular soba (buckwheat noodles) restaurant with the locals here.
And i, been the greedy one, went all out for their house speciality, which is Hourai Soba ( Y2100) which comes with 5 stacked trays of soba !!
So, i followed the instructions and added the condiments to my soba and started the process. I ate the 1st tray without any condiments as i wanted to savour the natural flavour of the soba.
This is the 2nd tray with seaweeds and onions.
The 3rd Tray with eggs and mushrooms..........
When we finished our soba, we were given a teapot of water (from cooking the soba) with salted cherry blossom, which is supposedly to help lower high blood pressure.
An excellent place for soba in Kyoto.
The map to Honke Owariya ( from Owariya website)
Other branches : Shijo, Nishiki-Tominokoji, Takashimaya 7F.