Suffering from a Hammering Headache? Then Rush into Nanakura for Superb Udon Lunch.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Shinbashi Ekimae Building 1-gokan, Nanakura always has long line up at lunchtime. Today I was thinking of having an early lunch here to cure my hangover, but too bad the meeting took longer and couldn’t make it!
Their lunch special consists of Inaniwa Udon and donburi (rice bowl), but if you come late at lunchtime, some donburi can be sold out. In that case, the menu has the picture of a salaryman kneeling down on the ground and apologizing, saying ‘I’m very sorry!’ Come on! I need your smooth slippery Udon right now!
Udon is served efficiently to fill customers’ stomach quickly.
The restaurant looks like an office cafeteria.
Inaniwa Udon is known as thin noodles served on a bamboo tray, and Nanakura serves the udon with their ‘miso-soup-looking’ special duck broth sesame soup. The finely-chopped ‘myoga’ (Japanese ginger) and leeks really sharpens my appetite. Today I order Oyako-donburi with salmon and its roe.
By the way, Inaniwa Udon is considered one of Japan’s three great udon noodles along with Sanuki Udon from Kagawa, Mizusawa Udon from Gunma. (The selection differs depending on a person who chooses.) Oh, I feel like my hangover is a little eased.
End the Hangover Curing Lunch with Iced Coffee at Vivo Daily Stand.
Vivo daily stand is located inside the Shinbashi Ekimae Building 1-gokan where stand many long-established stores. It's such a stylish and functional Parisian style cafe stand, I’d love to come here everyday.
The lightings, the glasses, and the black counter… Everything is simply placed and looks functional.
Take a break with their iced coffee. I think I’m feeling much better now! Shall we get back to work, or stay here a little more?