Wanko soba noodles is a dish that is exclusive to the Iwate prefecture. Small servings of soba noodles, about the size of one mouthful, are served by a staff standing next to you. It takes about 15 bowls to equate to a regular serving of soba.
The ‘Slow Food’ movement is Tohoku’s way of life. It can be traced all the way back to the region’s roots, long before it has found a name. You can tell the stories and histories of each prefecture by connecting the authenticity and freshness of their cuisine.
Discover Tohoku’s food treasures, yet to be discovered. But once you have savoured them, you’ll find that the regional cuisine have stronger flavours than other regions, passed down from generation to generation.