8/02/2007

Houtou---Yamanashi Prefecture's Udon like Noodle

Houtou is like flat udon noodle, which is common in Yamanashi prefecture. The soup is usually miso soup. I chose this Kabocha Houtou ( Pumpkin noodle soup). The ingredients in the pot were carrots, pumpkin, green onion, sliced pork, shiitake mushroom....
The veggie was delicious. Especially carrot... much stronger than city carrot. The orange color was stronger and more flavourful.

We had beer , snack and went back to the hotel. There was a nice bath in the hotel ( RISONARE ) . Totally relaxing.....we chatted, relaxed.... turned on TV..... it was before midnight. Then we found out that Soccer match was almost the end of the second half..... Japan vs. Korea...... Oh, no ! Then extended 15 min. game...still tie. another 15 min..... then PK.... well, I respect Korean national team players. Although, Japan was ascendancy... they never gave up. Tsukkun was half asleep while we were screaming.... Maki and Mae-san and myself were wide awake although we were tired....

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