Kim was craving for some Soba Noodles and our concierge recommended us to try a Soba Shop that's just a 10 minute walk from our Hotel called Toshian. The restaurant was very small but cozy sitting no more than 30 people at a time. Arriving around 11:45 we were lucky enough to get a table without having to wait.
Ordering maybe a little daunting because the menu was in Japanese. However we did manage to order our food through conversing with one of the waitress who actually speaks some English.
I've never had Steamed Tamago that is so soft and moist. One could definitely taste the flavor of the Egg and it had the right amount of sweetness.
The Soba Noodles were a little starchy in texture and sticky from being cooked in the Shoyu Broth. My Soba came with some really tender Duck Meat, Duck Meat Ball and a Boiled Egg. The Broth was well seasoned and was delicious!
Cold Soba Noodles
This was soo good! The Soba Noodles had a very springy and chewy texture. It is a little harder than the Al Dente Texture of Pasta. I'm surprised at the textural differences between Cold Soba Noodles and Cooked Soba Noodles.
Helena had Anago Tempura with her Cold Soba Noodles. The Anago Tempura was seasoned just right and had a batter that was light but crispy.
Prawn and Fish Tempura Patty
Kim had his Cold Soba Noodles with the Prawn and Fish Tempura Patty. Like the Anago Tempura it was light in texture but yet crunchy. The Prawns were very fresh and had a real nice bite.
Nori Soba Maki
This was my first time having a Maki that is made from Soba Noodles. Given the Soba was a little harder than Al Dente it was firm enough to be made into a Maki. I actually enjoyed the stringy texture of the Soba.
This was their signature dessert and it was so good! The Mochi was very soft but yet had a gelatinous texture. The Peanut Powder was also very good and went well with the Brown Sugar.
This was my first time having Soba in Japan and I must say it is definitely better than the rest I've had outside of Japan.
Price: $$ (Under USD $20 per person)
Address: 5-17-2 Shiroganedai, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Honshu, Japan
Tel: +86 (03)-3444-1741
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