A delicious restaurant to have within walking distance from home, the ramen noodle shop next to “Arakawa Michi-no-eki” (“Road Station”) in Hino has some unusual toppings on its “soft cream” vanilla ice cream cones. The most unusual being the “gyosha ninniku” (broad-leafed wild onion) topping which is vanilla ice cream topped with leaves of allium victorialis marinated in soy sauce. But don’t worry, the other toppings are locally grown seasonal fruits including blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, figs, chestnut and a really nice unusual pumpkin. Rhubarb topping will be available from around June.That’s on my “to-do list”!
The same restaurant has a delicious “tendon”, vegetable tempura on rice dish and other yummy dishes, including the local speciality of potato deep fried in tempura batter and served with sweet miso paste sauce. Now I’m hungry! (again).