Sunday, May 1, 2016

Back in Japan (April 2016)...Local dining in Urawa

This time, my stay was only for a week and I spent most of my time in Urawa neighborhood. That's where my family homes (mom's and Tomoko's) are located.

As I've written many times before, Urawa is an old town with a lot of good restaurants. Unagi (eel) is especially famous.

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Lunch at Masuya, small lunch-only Una-ju (charcoal grilled eel over rice) and Una-maki (rolled eel stuffed omelet). So good.

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Soba and soba. Every soba restaurant has its own soba style.

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Famous Tori Soba at Issa. I'm normally not very into ramen, but this one wowed me!

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Then, my ramen switch got turned on. I also got to try Urawa location of Ginza Kagari. I later learned that this ramen place is also picked up by Michelin guide. It was very good.

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This hidden yakitori place in the middle of the residential area is called Bettei Torisei.

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Our regular sushi spot, Ninomiya.

Every place we went, Tomoko and I were mostly talking about how much we miss Mom...