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Ikeri Miwa Somen chaya Senju-tei
Ikeri Miwa Somen-chaya Senjutei specializes in "Miwa somen", one of the Japanese famous noodles. Somen is very thick noodle made with wheat flour. Miwa somen is loved by many people because of its smooth texture and “nodogoshi”, the way the noodles go down your throat. In this restaurant, you can enjoy exceptional somen to your heart’s content, with cold somen in summer, "Nyumen", somen in the warm soup, in winter and can also be enjoyed with Japanese delicatessen on the side.
- 293 Shiba, Sakurai-shi, Nara
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Miwa Station on JR Sakurai Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00-18:00Closed on Fridays (In the case Friday is a holiday, closed on the day before the holiday), January 1st
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average Budget (for one person): Lunch 1,000-2,000 yenMenu: Hiyashi somen tempura tsuki 945 yen, Hiyashi somen 756 yen, Asuka kaiseki 2,160 yenCredit card accepted
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Restaurant which specializes in outstanding somen
Somen has a history of more than 1,200 years. Miwa somen is fine handmade somen which has been made in Miwa region in Nara prefecture from long ago. It is said the thinner it is, the higher quality. And its thinness is only about 1 millimeter. The delicate texture and the way it goes down your throat is very satisfying.
"Hiyashi somen", or cold somen, to enjoy the simplicity
When you order "Hiyashi somen tempura tsuki" (945 yen), fresh and crispy shrimp tempura, egg plant, Japanese green pepper and sweet potato comes with the somen. They carefully adjust heating power when they boil somen and provide firm noodle firmed up with cold water. Besides white somen, you can choose from three colors; egg, matcha and white. They also have a la carte cold somen (756 yen).
"Asuka kaiseki", to enjoy somen with many kinds of delicatessen
You can enjoy somen with small dishes in "Asuka kaiseki" (2,160 yen). You can choose cold somen or "Nyumen", warm somen. (*The photo is Nyumen) With this Kaiseki, you can fill your stomach with a large selection of delicatessen.