By the time we were able to board the Shinkansen, it was around 11:30am. Crossing from west of the Ouu Mountain Range (奥羽山脈）to the east, going to Morioka City, all of the snow that had been the most dominant part of the landscape seemed to melt away. Cold air masses from the Asian continent dumps lots of snow on the western part of Tohoku and drys up when it reaches to eastern part. When we arrived in Morioka, it was a little strange to see so little snow.
It was amazing! Nothing seemingly special, yet so tasty, we still salivate when thinking about this unique dish. The miso with ground pork was in perfect harmony with the udon-like noodle, vinegar and oil. Many other salarymen came and went while we slowly savored each bite.
5-15 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate Prefecture