Saturday, April 14, 2012

Invited to Soba Restaurant

(posted; Soba Noodle page)
After they visited my father at his hospital, my aunt(sister-in-law of my father) and cousin invited us to the Soba-restaurant yesterday. The owner started the restaurant a few years ago, close to my aunt's house, after he retired. She kindly invited us as they had never tried the restrant before. We were surprised that the drawing room is being  used for the customer, which means the house wasn't originally built as the restaurant. The couple is doing the business by themselves, and I thought I wouldn't do the job help him even if hubby asks me to p;)
I really am grateful for my aunt and cousin for their thoughts and we enjoyed the time and the food chatting for a little long while.

pass to the entrance

flowers in the front door

ornament (the armor "kabuto") of the children's day was decorated

We have "Miso dengaku (sweet simmered miso)" which is a rectangular miso-rubbed tofu passed over a flame on a skewer. As they are made of soba instead of tofu, may be it is ok to call it "soba dengaku".  And the one with miso-rubbed and the other pasted sesame-rubbed.  

my hubby was observing the way the owner makes soba really earnestly; 
and was asked if he does "sobauchi, 蕎麦打ち"

PS> My father will be at the hospital for a while. Even though he looks weak not being able to eat, doctor said his symptom is getting better. Thank you SO much for the warmest wishes for him!  I shouldn't have said not being able to post... hehe,


  1. First, I am so glad your father is improving. That is always such good news after a scare like he had.

    Then, your meal looks so wonderful! It is so healthy and I know it must be delicious. I wish it were possible for us to dine together in one of your Japanese restaurants one day.

    Take care of yourself, my dear friend Miyako, and I continue to keep your dad in my prayers!

  2. So happy to see a post, Miyako, I know things are improving. I will continue to say prayers for your father. I think that restaurant looks wonderful and the gardens are beautiful! xo

  3. We are glad to hear that your dad is improving that meal looks healthy so I wouldn't like

  4. I am glad your dad is getting better. I told my 14 year old daughter about your blog. If you know any girls of the same age, please tell me. She is studying Japanese language in school.

    I love reading your blog and the pictures are lovely...

  5. Dear Miyako,
    I'm very glad to hear that your fathers health is improving. These dishes looks interesting and tasty.
    Have a fantastic Saturday my friend.
    Big hugs

  6. So good to know father is doing well. You must be very relieved!
    What a lovely entrance to the restaurant,it looks so peaceful.
    I hope hubby was happy with the soba. He looks like he makes some very good soba himself.
    Lov & Hugs

  7. Hi dear friend. I so enjoyed the cherry blossom in your last post ! Sorry I might not be able to comment so much with my family here, but I know you will understand. That was lovely to go for a meal with your relatives. Made a mice break for you. I am delighted that your dad is getting a little better each day, and I pray that it will continue. Sending love and hugs to you xx

  8. what a lovely place! so welcoming!
    It is good to hear your father is getting better..
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  9. so glad your Dad is getting stronger every day. sometimes it takes time to build up your strength again as you get older. Those meals look delicious - I love the way the different bowls are served on a polished wooden board. Do you pour the hot soup over the noodles before eating? Fresh noodles like that would be very yummy I think.

  10. Thrilled that your dad is doing so much bette....

  11. Miyako,
    So happy to hear your father is doing better now. I understand he is weak and everything takes time, but little by little he will be up again. Very nice restaurant, glad you had a nice dinner. Hugs...Lu

  12. Dearest Miyako,

    That was very thoughtful of your aunt for taking you both out to this soba restaurant. I don't blame you if your husband would ask you to start a restaurant from your home. That is HARD work and lots of hours.
    So glad to read your Dad is improving, however slowly but that is also due to the age. We all heal slower as we age, it takes more time.
    Did you ever receive my email about the Dutch-Japanese? You do have several Dutch words in your language. You never reacted and I wonder if you received it or might have overlooked it.
    Love to you,


  13. Sweet Miyako, first let me say how much I love your new header. Those flowers are stunning!

    What a lovely restaurant and decor. The food looks amazing. YUM! Your pictures are so well done.

    I am so happy that your father is improving and truly hope he begins to eat again very soon. You take care of yourself, my beautiful friend. Hugs and kisses to you! Mina

  14. Hi Miyako san, the soba restaurant looks very nice! I love the garden and decoration inside. And Miso Dengaku looks yummy. I'm not sure if I've tried dengaku with soba.
    And I am so happy your father is doing better!! I hope soon he can start eating.
    I wish the very best and wonderful spring time!

  15. I always think Japanese food presentation is really delightful. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery, happy to know he's getting better!