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It comes from the spirit of「OMOTENASHI」?!
Today, I introduce my favorite, ISE-UDON, which has been popular in Ise City in Mie Prefecture for over 400 years.
“We want all travelers visiting Ise Grand Shrine to eat healthy foods and refresh themselves.“
That spirit lead to produce ISE-UDON.
I like this episode because it’s full of hospitality minds.
The softest noodle in Japan?!
ISE-UDON will be boiled over 1 hour! The noodle is boiled once, and it will be boiled again when it’s served.
Although I like a hard noodle like SANUKI-UDON, ISE-UDON is totally opposite. It’s very soft. The noodle has 1 cm diameter thick. Boiling it for long time makes it chewy and fluffy. It makes my heart warm.
ISE-UDON must be made of kindness!
Strong and dark soup! But the taste is soft.
You dip the chewy and fluffy noodle in a blended soup based on tamari soy source and skipjack or mackerel soup stock.
It looks spicy. But actually, it’s rather sweet. The taste is soft as well.
Toppings should be simply chopped leek. You can add chili pepper if you want.
Loved by local residents.
I usually buy ISE-UDON at a local supermarket GYUTORA. Whenever I visit my relatives, they serve me ISE-UDON at least once. And before going back to Tokyo, I purchase a lot of ISE-UDON at supermarkets, and put them in a fridge when I arrive at home.
I recommend “YOKOZUNA UDON“. It’s been my favorite brand for long time.
Soup must be “MARUKI NO ISE-UDON NO TARE“. (ISE-UDON Soup by Maruki)
This soup is useful for not only ISE-UDON but also Tofu. You can make a hole the middle of tofu, put egg in it, pour the soup, and microwave it. It’s so delicious!
I found an online shop of GYUTORA!
If you haven’t tasted it yet, please try it. I want to serve ISE-UDON at my gig event someday.
I guarantee that you will feel good and love its texture.
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