Udon is kind of noodle. Kagawa prefecture, where Yakuri-ji Temple is located, is famous for its delicious Udon. Three of us were from Kagawa and knew many Udon restaurants of repute. We decided to go Udon restaurant-hopping. Enjoy the pictures!
The Udon restaurant that we went to first was just beside the parking lot. The restaurant was small and stood in obscurity beneath the steep slope of the hill. The price of Udon was cheap but delicious. As expected, we were in the midst of the Udon prefecture. The 2nd picture is the menu.
There are many Udon restaurants in Ehime prefecture where I live and I often go to some of them. I thought I knew Udon well, but it was the first time I had seen such a scene shown in the 3rd picture. The thing that was delivered to our table first was two raw pieces of radish and two radish graters. We grated the radish waiting for our Udon. The 5th picture is the soy sauce Udon that I ordered. It was a very simple Udon that was doused in soy sauce. The next picture shows the outside of the room I used. The last three pictures are the 3rd Udon restaurant we went to.
of ill repute 評判の悪い、悪名高い
do a pub-crawl はしごをする
go bar-hopping はしごする
go from shop to shop 店から店へとはしごする
in obscurity ひっそりと 世に埋もれて
grate [他] (おろし金などで) 〈チーズ・野菜など〉 をおろす
douse (火) に水をかけて消す=extinguish ; (書き言葉) 〈明かり〉 を消す
douse sth in/with sth ＜…＞に＜液体＞をかける