October 29, 12 | Fumiko Magota

"Hand-made Soba at Shuhouan" - Kiyosato Town

Enjoy the taste of soba noodles made from scratch!
 
“Mr. Kunihiro Takahashi first began making soba in Kiyasato Town after being asked to create a soba meal with a ‘homemade taste.’ His noodles had a fantastic flavor and aroma, using only the finest ingredients. While the shop was only open in the mornings, it was still quite a hit!”
 
▲ “Hand-made Soba Shuhouan" is surrounded by farmland.
 
“Mr. Takahashi let me in on the history of his shop. He told me ‘I was coming out to the fields every year, furthering my studies, milling flour for other companies, and I began to want to make my own. So I set up my own factory and, after a few years passed, I opened up the shop.’"
 
▲ This is Mr. Katsumata's  home-milled buckwheat flour. Available for purchase in Kiyosato Town.
 
▲ The farm uses Kiyosato Town's delicious groundwater. It plays an important part in the taste of the soba noodles.
 
 
 
▲ The finished noodle!
 
"The soba noodle is made of two parts wheat and eight parts buckwheat. The broth is made using an auxis (a type of fish) and bonito blend fish stock. Not too sweet, not too spicy, the perfectly blended taste."
 
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