NISHIN SOBA (Buckwheat Noodle with Sweet Soyed Herring Fillet)
After the DAIMONJI Bonfire* is concluded on August 16,
people say “the weather is getting nicer”
in Kyoto. Having said that, it’s still hot and humid!
I usually lose my appetite in summer, but this SOBA dish is always delicious.
So, today I would like to recommend you to try “NISHIN SOBA”, a speciality in Kyoto.
Above all, I love the one the restaurant MATSUBA serves.
In old times, herring was literally an important sauce of protein for people living in landlocked places such as kyoto.
The fillet cooked in sweet soy sauce is so soft that it goes into flakes only with chopsticks.
Yummy! The restaurant MATSUBA has more than a hundred years of history since its establishment on the westside of MINAMIZA (Kabuki Theater), and is strictly keeping its authentic taste.
There’re so many gourmet food in Kyoto and I am sure that NISHIN SOBA is one of them.
It’s really worth just to try.
Akane Kibune *DAIMONJI Bonfire: A memorial event in Kyoto.
It is the culmination of the OBON festival on August 16, in which five giant bonfires are lit on mountains surrounding the city.
It signifies the moment when the spirits of deceased family members, who are said to visit this world during Obon, are believed to be returning to the spirit world—thus the name Okuribi (send off fire).