Back again: Sarashina Horii Soba

IMG_4491While planning what to eat for the day, I casually told the Man that I would like to head back to Azabu Juban for some of those yummy soba noodles that we used to have while living here.  My request was granted and we found ourselves back into this cosy hood for some heart-warming soba.

We had some dinner plans that may potentially morph into a big dinner so we decided to keep lunch simple and shared most of the items.

IMG_4488Yuba – essentially, it’s beancurd skin eaten with wasabi or straight up.  We love this starter or rather, we simply just love beancurd skin.  🙂

IMG_4489Next, tamagoyaki.  Egg omelet!  Another favourite of ours! This one is done rather well too, just the right hint of dashi stock infused with the egg.

IMG_4490Now for the main meal that we shared and our server raised her eyebrows at us when we said we were going to share everything.  Not so usual in this restaurant perhaps?  I peeked over and saw patrons from the other table each happily slurping on their soba noodles while we shared everything else.  Oh never mind!  🙂

The cold soba noodles served with warm duck broth were just as good as before.  Well, after all, this is an old soba establishment with over 200 years of history attached to its name.  The duck broth is really good as a dipping sauce with the cold and firm soba noodles.  Don’t be in a haste to drink up all the soup as it can get a little salty.  If you want a taste of the soup, do ask your server for some soba broth and they will be happy to bring you some which you can add to the duck broth to make it a little lighter for the drinking.

This place sure brings back fond memories of our good times while living in Tokyo and I’m glad that somethings still taste just as good.  🙂

Sarashina Horii
Address: 3-11-4 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3403-3401
Credit Card: No
Open: 11:30am-8:30pm

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