Miso Udon Stew – 山本屋総本家

Yes! I’m back to introduce one of the must-eat when you’re in Nagoya. 😀

Miso Nikomi Udon (味噌煮込みうどん – Miso Udon stew).

There’s quite a number of restaurants serving this stew but I insisted on going to this particular restaurant (and main branch) because of personal reason. 😉 The restaurant name is 山本屋総本家. There’s another restaurant with similar name – 山本屋本店, but I believe they also serve great miso udon stew. 😀

So many years back, while I was watching w-inds.‘ DVD concert, my favourite member went to this particular restaurant to have this miso udon stew. It looked so good that I told myself that I must eat this when I am in Nagoya.

The entrance of the restaurant. It’s a stand-alone building by itself and has about 3 or 4th floors. It was so hot outside that we hesitated about having this udon stew to something ‘cooler’.

We entered the restaurant and got a seat on the 2nd floor. The menu focused mainly on the miso udon stew with some side dishes such as miso oden and miso skewered beef tendon. We ordered the miso udon stew only so that our stomachs will have space for other stuff. 😉

The miso udon stew is served in this claypot and it was pipping hot.

The aroma of the miso was soooooo good after removing the lid. I ordered the most normal item (without the egg). There’s green onions, kamaboko (fish paste) and fried tofu skin.

One thing to note about this miso udon stew is the ‘texture’ of the udon. It’s meant to be a little harder and chewy than the udon we normally eat. However, you may request to the staff to cook the udon a little longer.

I thought I might not finish the stew because it looks so thick and strong in taste but I actually finished it completely. It’s light and refreshing as compared to what I had imagine. So good that I want to eat it again during winter. 😀 (oops, sorry for re-using the photo)

While waiting for our orders to arrive, I spotted w-inds. signature!!!! 😀

By the way, there’s 2 restaurants in Tokyo too. Maybe I shall make a visit again before the year ends!

Official website: http://yamamotoya.co.jp/day/index.html

Main branch:

Miso Katsu Don – 味処 叶

Greetings!! How was your week? Must be hectic as usual I guess? Well, before August ends, I decided to write 1 post about the must-eat food post when you’re in Nagoya.

Miso Katsu Don – Pork loin cutlet dipped in Haccho-miso sauce (topped off with half-boiled egg)

Besides Nagoya Cochin, Haccho-miso (八丁味噌) is also one of the local produce in Nagoya. It’s categorised under the red miso group and has a deeper taste as compared to the normally used yellow miso. (You may read about the different miso groups here.)

I chanced upon this restaurant while searching through a food report website – 食べログ (similar to our hungrygowhere). We wanted to visit this restaurant on our first night in Nagoya but to find out that they were closed on every Monday. So we re-visited them the following night (after our Ise Jingu bus trip) and managed to get the last 2 seats before full house. 😀

The inside of the restaurant looks like this. It’s quite compact and we doesn’t have much leg space while seated. I think this restaurant is quite popular because I spotted some famous people on the wall. 😀

板東英二さん (The guy on the far left was former baseball player and now an entertainer)

Y-chan playing games while waiting for the food to be served.

It took around 20 minutes before it’s served on our table.

Look at the glaze of the miso sauce on the pork cutlet. The sauce may looks thick and heavy after a few bites but it’s not! It has a light after taste and together with the half-boiled egg, you get another new taste.

The clam miso soup which came with the set was so good that I wanted to order another bowl to satisfy my stomach. 😀

When we were halfway through our meal, the customers (on the 2nd floor) were descending from the stairs and they were from Hong Kong. How come I know? Because of their English and Cantonese accent. It seems like this restaurant is not only popular with locals, they’re also popular with tourists! 😛

味処 叶 (Aji-dokoro Kanou)

〒460-0008 愛知県名古屋市中区栄3丁目4-110

Tel: 052-241-3471