Yamanashi Delicacy: Houtou [ほうとう] at Restaurant KOSAKU 小作

Yamanashi prefecture [about 2 hrs drive outside of Tokyo] is famous for Hōtō (ほうとう)

[Info from wikipedia]”It is a popular regional dish originating from Yamanashi, Japan made by stewing flat udon noodles and vegetables in miso soup. Though hōtō is commonly recognized as a variant of udon, locals do not consider it to be an udon dish because the dough is prepared in the style of dumplings rather than noodles.”

So whilst i was there during my roadtrip, i dropped in on one of the more famous/popular stores selling it
Kosaku 小作

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