A late start to meetings had us meeting up with the Fuminator for an early lunch in Ginza before our working day started. Actually the Fuminator’s day had well and truly started earlier that day back in the office. Moi, on the other hand, spent the morning traipsing around Ginza shopping. I looked at it as my duty to inject monies in to the Japanese post tsunami economy.
Lunch had been organised at one of the oldest soba restaurants in the area. I love soba, actually I love all Japanese dishes, but I am very fond of mori soba. Mori soba is cold buckwheat noodles which are served with some shredded nori on top. Served on the side is a dipping sauce made from mirin, sake, stock and soy. I have found that often a pot of the soba cooking water is brought to the table which you then add to the remaining sauce, after you have finished your noodles, to create a soup to finish your meal. The first time I can across this was actually in Kyoto.