Echizen Soba no Sato

Oroshi soba (or Echizen soba noodle) is one of the famous local food in Fukui, Japan. It is basically soba served with a lot of grated radish. The history of soba in Fukui goes back to the Edo Period some 400 years ago when the first domain lord ordered the farmers to grow buckwheat as the staple food so that the community can stay out of starvation. Today, soba remains a local favorite food and soba noodle restaurants are everywhere.

Established 90 years ago, Echizen Soba no Sato is one of the premium soba companies specializing in soba noodle. The company is now running by the third generation. Since 2002, the company has started to grow their own buckwheat in Hokkaido and Fukui, completely the supply chain.

Their business has grown beyond just selling soba noodles as well. They have made other products as well. One of the interesting things is the soba ice cream!

When you visit Fukui, not only you may taste Oroshi soba, but also try to make some for you and your friends and family. It is a tourist spot with DIY activities.

Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
The tour of Echizen Soba no Sato begins with an exhibition hall with information and history of soba.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
To make it more interesting to the visitors, Echizen Soba no Sato uses some cute little dolls to present the process of making soba.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Rinsing soba.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Grating reddish.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Yeah. Finished!
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
There is a production line where visitors can watch the action of producing and packing soba noodles through a glass window.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Then you proceed to the restaurant area where you can order a soba meal.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
The Oroshi Soba: cold soba noodle with grated raddish, bonito flakes and green onion.
越前蕎麥麵:蕎麥麵拌蘿蔔蓉、 鰹魚碎、蔥。
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Soba ice cream! I think it means buckwheat ice cream.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Before you leave… go shopping. In addition to soba, there are a wide variety of local souvenirs available in the shop, including sweets, snacks and pickled fish.
Echizen Soba no Sato 越前蕎麥麵之里
Address: 7-27 Makara-cho, Echizen City, Fukui Japan
Tel: 0778-21-0272
Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
開館時間:09:00 – 17:00

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