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Hearty Kagawa-style Udon at Norabow, Tokyo Station, Japan

Hearty Kagawa-style Udon at Norabow, Tokyo Station, Japan

Noodles! A piping hot bowl of thick kagawa-style sanuki noodles in a light broth is a popular lunch in fast-paced Tokyo. A simple version might include just a few slices of fish cake and a sprinkling of green onions. I chose a heartier version at Norabow in Tokyo Station that included dried smoked fish (bonita), perilla leaves, grated radish, plum relish, seaweed, and tempura-battered shrimp. The grated radish added texture to the broth, but it was the smoky flavor of the bonita combined with the sweet plum that set a new bar for me when choosing udon! Delicious!

Udon at Norabow, Tokyo

Lau Hot Pot (lẩu riêu cua) in Hanoi

Lau Hot Pot (lẩu riêu cua) in Hanoi

Okonomiyaki, Tokyo, Japan

Okonomiyaki, Tokyo, Japan