You wouldn’t expect a fine bowl of piping hot Tempura Udon on a train platform…except in Matsumoto, Japan. With 20 minutes to kill and two hungry bellies, we found the restaurant with no name (Japanese language specialists feel free to translate the shop sign). Japanese fast food joints love a ticket machine. Looking at a very confusing wall of options, I found the tempura udon with the help of the ladies behind the counter. It came out fast and we sucked the noodles back in record time. A crunchy pattie of whole prawns with shells on, carrot, potato and unidentified seafood sat on top a clear broth, thick udon noodles and spring onions. All for 500 yen! Bargain and delicious.
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