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Kana Kana
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Jul 02, 2007
This small restaurant on busy Shijo-dori offers unusual yet wonderful bowls of udon(wheat noodles). Traditionally, udon is served hot or cold with simple soy-sauce based broth. At Omen, however, it comes with various toppings on the side: fresh ginger, kinpira gobo(cooked burdock root), boiled greens, daikon radish, sesame seeds, etc. The noodles and the broth come separately in ceramic bowls. You put the toppings into the broth (however much you like...), and finally you dunk the udon noodles into the mixture of the broth and the toppings. I wasn't sure at first since I am used to eating my udon without too much toppings, but, this noodle was surprisingly good! All the toppings match very nicely with the noodles!

I ordered a set menu which includes hamo (a type of fresh water eel, very delicate!), Kamonasu (local eggplant) in yuba sauce, etc., along with the famous bowl of omen (udon). They were all delightful!
Hamo with Japanese plum sauce
A part of the set menu I had.
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lisa says:
yum, everything sounds delightful! i sure miss food in japan...
Posted on: Jul 13, 2007
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