Monday, February 13, 2017

Yamanashi Day Trip (Part 2) Houtou Fudo / 山梨日帰り旅行 (パート2)ほうとう不動

We are on the road looking forward to having lunch. We have already chosen what and where we are going to eat. We will be going to a restaurant called Houtou Fudo to eat the Yamanashi Prefecture regional dish of houtou (a dish made by stewing udon noodles and vegetables in miso soup).


Its hard not to miss [Houtou Fudo] as the restaurant has a very interesting design.


As you can see, it is quite a popular place and we had to wait in line for about 30 minutes before we were shown to our table.


The interior is just as interesting as the exterior.


The ichimi (cayenne pepper) container is in the shape of Mount Fuji. Its so cute.


The settings for the houtou bowl are also has Mount Fuji design.


And finally, our reason for coming here - houtou!

そしてこの店に来た理由 ー ほうとう!

We also shared an order of basash (horse meat). But please my American friends, spare me the hostile and Americentric argument of eating horse meat. Most Japanese restaurants do not receive their horse meat from wild horses killed in the U.S.


Enjoying our houtou.


It was still an early afternoon when we finished eating lunch, so we decided to head to Mount Fuji's Fifth Station.


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