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Kumagaya Udon (熊谷うどん)【Origin of Kumagaya Udon】 This is a traditional Japanese to-go dish, that is very popular among both locals and foreigners. Kumagaya is one of Japan's leading producers of wheat for more than five hundred years. At the end of the Edo p...
Himokawa Udon (ひもかわうどん)【Origin of Himokawa Udon】 Himokawa udon is a type of noodle with quite a characteristic shape, traditionally made in the Kiryu area, in Gunma prefecture. This region is known for being a leading area of wheat production, so the dish it...
Kiritanpo (きりたんぽ)【Introduction to Kiritanpo】 Kiritanpo is a traditional food in Akita prefecture which consists of half-smashed rice shaped into a cylindrical one and toasted on the fire. It is considered a pounded rice snack in Akita. They mash the ri...