Washoku Wednesday: Soba Noodles

Soba has become quite the dinnertime staple in the Uncover Japan household. I can't wait to try out Courtney's recipe below! Soba, or buckwheat noodles, are popular throughout Japan and served hot or cold. Many soba dishes are served daily as inexpensive food found at train stations, but some dishes are seasonal or for special... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Yakumo-an (Matsue)

Matsue is a town with some pretty good food. And luckily, you don't have to leave the tourist area to find some excellent options for lunch. Yakumo-a sits tucked in an old house along the row of former samurai mansions in Matsue's Bukeyashiki quarter. If visiting foreign-born writer Lafcadio Hearn's residence and one of the... Continue Reading →

Friday Photo: July 2015

It has been a month of adventure coupled with a month of sitting around twiddling our thumbs in various hotel rooms on either end of our cross-country move. But don't worry - I won't make this month's photo anything hotel-related. 🙂 I was so SO very excited to see the garden at the Adachi Museum... Continue Reading →

Experience: Soba Making (Nagano)

Soba (buckwheat noodles) is everywhere in Japan. If you've been here, you've probably had it at some point - in a sit-down restaurant, at a corner stand, or in a bento on the train. But making it? Not many people can claim to have done that. I was curious about the process behind one of my... Continue Reading →

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