Karin Wu

Saitagawa udon in Tokyo

A delicious sanuki udon experience

Karin Wu   - 1 min read

Wandering around Nishi-Kasai, I was drawn to a small restaurant with an interesting mix of traditional and modern on the exterior. The full name of the restaurant is Sanuki Chokusou Udon Saitagawa (“sanuki udon right away Saitagawa”), but is known as Saitagawa. The owner recommended the cold plum bukkake udon – bukkake udon comes with strong but very little broth and toppings like grated radish and smoked bonito flakes. True to its name, my order came to me right away. The noodles were just right, and the tartness of the plum made the dish refreshing – perfect for a hot summer day.

Karin Wu

Karin Wu @karin.wu

Hi! I'm Karin Wu and I'm currently living and working in Tokyo. I took part in the photojournalism internship for JapanTravel in 2013, and I now contribute every so often when I can get out on the weekends. Writing is a passion of mine, and this site gives me not only an additional excuse to expl...