A feast of authentic Hokkaido cuisine beckons at Yukitei. Their specialty Gosetsu Udon is said to be the best in the whole country! Instead of using wheat flour, they use 100 percent Kutchan potatoes and spring water from Mount Yotei. Gosetsu means “heavy snowfall” an appropriate name for the white foam that tops the noodles, reminiscent of the snow-covered lands of Hokkaido.
A Japanese noodle joint may strike confusion when you’re looking for a Fry-up, but hear us out! Koya Bar’s English Breakfast Udon seamlessly blends your favorite components to its special bowls of soup, making for a wonderful fusion that’s out-of-this-world yet familiar at the same time. The helping of earthy Dashi (Japanese cooking stock typically used as a base) broth and thick udon noodles topped with slices of bacon, fried egg, and shiitake mushrooms will tickle your tastebuds to keep you wanting more!
Since Lemi is about local secrets, hidden gems, let me give you another one. Yukitei was actually made famous in Japan by a comic book because of their special Potato Udon. Kutchan (the town it’s in) is famous for being a potato farming town. I come here at night, however, for their killer value Shabu Shabu or Sukiyaki sets (comes with Udon), and their ohsogood Ramen Salad. Don’t leave here without trying it. I come in the evening because they close a little later than other places. Their last order is at like 8pm (or 9, can’t remember) and they usually have space. It’s also... actually... so cheap. It’s higher quality than anything you’d find in top restaurants, and cheaper than anything too. It’s just. A total gem. But their ambience is simple, their service is simple, and you could be entirely just fooled by that to think it wasn’t good. For lunch, just come for their Udon sets. Yummmyyyy!