Try 100 bowls of Wankosoba Enjoy mysterious hospitality
Morioka, Hanamaki, and Hiraizumi locate under the Mt. Iwate in Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku region.
There is a mysterious hospitality.
Wanko means a bowl.
There are 1 or 2 bites of soba in a small bowl.
When you eat them, a shop staff next to you will serve next soba into your bowl.
They will serve you soba until you’ll give up.
The reason why it’s 1 or 2 bites is, that is to serve for a lot of customers or to serve for the feudal lord gracefully.
It’s a hospitality that serves several bowls of soba for customers to be satisfied.
The rules of hospitality depend on areas.
In Morioka, people shout “Janjan, dondon!” cheerfully, but in Hanamaki, people eat them silently and gracefully, and in Hiraizumi, they eat it by own speed by lining up bowls.
When you want to eat a lot of Wankosoba, first of all, you should sit in a comfortable position on the tatami.
It’ll be good for you to eat them with some spices.
Soba is healthy, so it’s OK, even if you eat them a lot!
If you want to answer to this hospitality, you should eat a lot.
Please try to eat 100 bowls of Wankosoba.
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