Himeji Station Eki Soba

kenchanpowder

Feb 3, 2017

Eki Soba is a popular fixture at Himeji JR Station. Before you dismiss it as just another stand-up meal at a station, try it! You’ll be able to taste the difference instantly.

Most soba dishes use Japanese noodles, but this shop uses Chinese noodles - what a refreshing change! Interestingly, since it uses sauce from Japanese soba, it tastes like Japanese-style ramen. Some have speculated that such a cooking style resulted from the need to satisfy the hunger of postwar civilians.

Eki Soba is perfect for all occasions: In the winter – when you have no time for a slow sit-down meal, or when you’re waiting to catch your train. Although it is disallowed now, lots of people used to bring it onto the train for their meals. Try this unique stand-up soba (about 360 yen) today!

JR姫路駅のグルメとして親しまれてきた「えきそば」。

何の変哲もない、駅ホームの「立ち食いそば」と思うものの、一度食してみると違いも分かり、虜になるかと思われます。
そばと言えば、日本そばの麺を思わせますが、使っている面は、何と「中華めん」。
ダシは日本そばに使うダシと同じものを使用しているので、一瞬「和風ラーメン」かと思ってしまいます。

このスタイルになった経緯は色々とありますが、戦後の庶民の空腹を満たす為等のいわれもあります。
特に寒い冬や、食事をする時間が限られている時に、「えきそば」(360円程度~)を食しながら待つという方法も良いかと思われます。

今は禁止されていますが、昔は電車に持ち込んで食べていた人もいるそうです。
この特徴のある立ち食いそばを、一度食べてみてはいかがでしょうか?

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