Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ichinaru (A Soba restaurant)

I suppose Japan is now in the latter half of the rainy season. During the rainy season, we expect rainy weather at least 3 days a week, but it was shiny when I had lunch at the restaurant below. Some people refrain from washing their cars in June because they'd get dirty once the rain falls.

 There is a shopping mall "Ai Ai" in the center of my city. It was buzzing with people years ago, but on top of the earthquake we're still in recession, so many shops in this mall went out of business. 

But this Soba restaurant is one of the survivors. Its prices are reasonable and the taste is something you can let your guests have for lunch or dinner.  

 I was kept waiting for about 20 minutes because all of the seats were occupied. Is it possible to have Soba in your city? I guess you can if your city has a Japanese restaurant. 

Like most of the countries in the northern hemisphere, we consider June to be summer. So, when it's hot like 27 degrees Celsius (80 Fahrenheit), I feel like having cold Soba, "Zaru". You'd feel hungry only with Soba, so you'd want to have Tempura(the fried stuff at the upper left) in addition. 

What kind of dish do you enjoy in the summer? Anything cold? =)