Higashi-Jujo : From making to eating soba at Nojima

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Watching soba chef making soba is fun !

I went to eat soba at Nojima
the other day.

Appearance, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Not far from station, but it was hard for strangers to find the shop.

Not only eating, we could watch soba chef making soba (sobauchi) in our presence.

At first, buckwheat flour was grayish powder. He added water little by little and then mixed by his hands. He repeated it plenty of times.

Sobauchi1, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Persons who don’t have bad nose can find the scent of soba, but I have so bad nose, so I couldn’t feel the scent of soba at all 🙁

Then, the color became thick.

Sobauchi2, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Adding water again,

Sobauchi3, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


He moved his hands so rapidly. It is not camera shaking 😛

Sobauchi7, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Solid mass !

Sobauchi4, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Something cute. But it looks like Takamatsuzuka-kofun Tumulus…

Sobauchi5, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


He then went to another room. He didn’t showed us stretching it with long rolling poles to sheet and cutting.

After a time he came again with finished soba !

Sobauchi6, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Left is buckwheat’s seed and right is peanuts.

Peanuts and soba, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Peanuts, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Tamagoyaki (卵焼き). Tamagoyaki that eating at soba restaurant is more tasty than others.

Tamagoyaki, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Smoked duck (鴨のスモーク)

Smoked duck, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)

Smoked chicken and nozawana (鶏のスモークと野沢菜)

Smoked chicken, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Fresh vegetables (生野菜). Eating with salts or olive oils.

Fresh vegetables, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Fresh soba.

Non-boiled soba, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Sobagaki (そばがき). I didn’t know such a sobagaki.

Sobagaki, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


It was more sobagaki than the mass of fresh soba 😛
Especially good 🙂 I could feel the smell of soba with my bad nose.

Sobayu (そば湯). It is the broth left over after boiling soba.

Sobayu, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Nozawana (野沢菜). This was the first time to see fresh nozawana.
The nozawana that I knew is only pickled nozawana that had already been cut into pieces. I found nozawana is vegetable, indeed.

Nozawana, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Pickled nozawana (野沢菜漬け).

Pickled nozawana, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Soba. Left darker color soba is Juwari soba (十割そば) that is consist entirely of buckwheat. Right soba is Ni-hachi soba (二八そば) being consists of two parts of wheat and eight of buckwheat.

Nihachi soba and Juwari soba, Nojima (Higashi Jujo)


Juwari soba had a bitter taste a bit. But I liked the bitterness 🙂
But truthfully speaking, I couldn’t understand the difference between those two kinds of soba 😛
Tasted good, either.

Not only soba, I could eat a lot of vegetables. I had a nice time.

About Nojima (純粋喬 野島)

Address / 2-2 Inaridai, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
Station / Higashi-Jujo station (JR)
Open / 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 21:00
Closed / Tuesdays

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