Unohana Noodles 270g
Producer: Tomiya Shoten
A versatile, easy-to-eat version of Inaniwa udon, noodles known for their firmness and smoothness (and for being the most expensive udon in Japan!).
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One of the three most famous udon noodles in Japan, Inaniwa udon is characterized by its firmness and smooth texture. It is a specialty of Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture, and Tomiya Shoten has been selling their original Inaniwa udon since the late Showa period. This particular type of Inaniwa udon, called Unohana-men, has been chopped into smaller pieces, making it easier to eat and more versatile. It can be served as porridge, a topping for salad, or mixed with mayonnaise and other ingredients to make macaroni salad. If soft-boiled, Unohana-men can be served to babies, the elderly, and those who have difficulty eating long noodles. The history of Inaniwa udon dates back to about 400 years. It is said that it was first made by the feudal lord of the Inaniwa area (now known as Yuzawa City), where high-quality wheat was grown by the villagers. In the mid-1700s, it became valued as an offering to the feudal lord. Even after the Meiji period (1868-1912), Inaniwa udon continued to be delivered to the Imperial Household Agency and is also known as the most expensive udon in Japan. We also offer long noodles, so please check out our other lineups if you would like to enjoy the smooth and silky texture of our noodles. Shelf life: Up to 730 days (varies slightly depending on shipping timing) Tomiya Shoten offers a variety of types of Inaniwa udon, so be sure to check our other products.
- Product weight: 270 gr
- Product height: 6 cm
- Product width: 22 cm
- Product length: 12 cm
Unohana Noodles 270g is produced in Akita prefecture.
Founded in 1883, Tomiya Shoten handles a wide range of products including tea, sugar, wheat flour, hardware, canned goods, liquor, and even petroleum. Tomiya Shoten was the first store in Yuzawa to handle beer, and are proud of their long history as a special distributor of Sapporo Beer. When Yuzawa Station was first built, Tomiya Shoten served beer at the station. In addition to distribution and sales, Tomiya Shoten also sells their own original products, starting with the manufacture and sales of Inaniwa Udon noodles about 50 years ago. Since then, they have been focusing on sales to department stores in the Kanto and Kansai regions, promoting it as a product of Akita. Throughout its history, Tomiya Shoten has been sourcing and providing their customers with the necessary, in-demand products of each era, and will continue to strive to supply products that will surprise you in the future.