TAYA Japanese Restaurant 讚岐田野
Add: 1F 20-05 Far East International Plaza, 319 Xianxia Lu, near Gubei Lu
. 仙霞路319号远东国际广场B栋1楼02-05, 近古北路
Tel: 6270 0253
Hours: [lunch] 11:30am~1:30pm [dinner] 5:30~11pm
Price: [lunch] ~60 RMB/set [dinner] 100~200 RMB/person
Visited on: 2012-08
One of the best things to devour on a hot humid summer day like this is a refreshing bowl of cold udon noodles. While I couldn’t find somewhere as bright and airy as Taipei’s Tomitamaya, I did manage to spot a place with authentic udon: TAYA Japanese Restaurant. The interior and decor are nothing to sing about, but the udon noodles are the draw here.
Miso sesame sauce cold udon (60 RMB), with skinny udon noodles.
Mix it up.
For something warm but still very light, try the specialty bukkake udon (58 RMB, hot and cold options available), which is regular fat udon served with bonito shavings, chopped scallions, a wedge of lemon, and a mixing sauce on the side.
With the sauce.
All lunch sets come with a choice of sushi rice or boiled egg.
And ends with a scoop of green tea ice-cream.
There are also choices like curry udon (65 RMB) and tempura udon (60 RMB) for those looking for something heartier, though personally I’d save those for the winter.