On the way to Kokubun-ji, there was a udon restaurant called Gamou that was recommended by some of my friends. However, unfortunately it was still too early. So I gave up and moved on.
After a while, I found a sign for Yamashita Udon, which seemed to be open, so I decided to stop by. At the entrance, there was a sign saying it was still being prepared, but when I opened it, they said “Come in please”.
Lots of signs and a nice atmosphere. When I ordered small size of Kamaage udon, I was told that it would take about 10 minutes. I had some time to spare, so I decided to wait.
“Do you want to eat Kama-tama (with raw egg and soy sauce) or do you want kake (simple udon) ?” I decided to go for kake to enjoy simply udon noodle and dashi (soup).
I ordered a small portion, but it was actually a lot. I poured a lot of hot soup stock over it and topped it with green onions and ginger. It was indeed delicious. 180 yen for this is just too good. The kakiage (deep fried mixture of vegetables) that grandma was frying also looked really good, but I wasn’t that hungry yet, too bad.
This web page (in Japanese, but with a lot of nice pictures) is really good to explain about Yamashita Udon.