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[Yokaro (Mackerel somen)]

Nagahama's local specialty, filled with parental love and the spirit of hospitality

In the Kohoku region, north of Lake Biwa, there was once a custom in which parents would deliver highly nutritious gilled mackerel to their married daughters, who were busy with farm work in spring. Saba somen—mackerel and somen noodles cooked together—is a traditional dish that has been passed down as a typical meal during the busy farming season. In times past, it was also a festive dish served to visitors in the region's traditional Nagahama Hikiyama Festival. Yokaro is a restaurant made from a renovated merchant house built over 150 years ago. The restaurant serves saba somen, with grilled mackerel cooked in a sweet, savory soy sauce-based broth, and somen noodles lightly cooked in that soup, beautifully arranged in a bowl. Savor this local specialty of Nagahama's in the restaurant's old-fashioned, nostalgia-inducing atmosphere.
Posted photos Main Yokaro's beautifully arranged saba somen is pleasing to the eyes
Two photos Upper The restaurant is enveloped in the atmosphere of the good old days, lower Saba somen also comes in a set meal with grilled mackerel sushi and other dishes
 
Address Kurokabe Building 8, Motohama-cho 7-8, Nagahama City, Shiga
Phone +81-749-63-3663 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closes early when sold out)
Holidays Every Monday
Price Yaki-saba somen (grilled mackerel with somen noodles) 900 yen
Saba Kaidou (mackerel set meal) 1,340 yen
Saba Kaidou Yaki-saba Sushi-tsuki (set meal with grilled mackerel sushi) 1,770 yen
Access Take the JR Hokuriku Main Line from "Maibara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 9 minutes, alight at "Nagahama Station", and walk for approx. 5 minutes
URL http://yokarou.com/index.htm

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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