I've always wanted to eat, but I finally got the chance to go to Izu. I ate the long-awaited wasabi bowl.
Wasabien Kadoya, which sells wasabi bowls, is located in Kawazu Onsenkyo, Shizuoka Prefecture. It takes less than an hour to get to Kawazu Station, the nearest station, from Ito to Izukyu. Furthermore, it takes about 30 minutes by bus from Kawazu Station to Kawazu Nanadaru in Kawazu Onsenkyo.
As the name suggests, Kawazu Seven Falls is a tourist attraction where seven waterfalls gather. I decided to get off the bus at the Mizutare stop and go down from the top.
Above Kamataki, which is the most upstream, there is a new spot "Sarutabuchi" where the promenade has just been constructed. Clear water is flowing in so that you can see the bottom of the water even though it is deep. This becomes a waterfall and goes downstream to become water for growing wasabi.
From here, I'm heading down for the wasabi bowl, but the road is steep. Come to think of it, there are as many as seven waterfalls. The altitude is also fairly high, so in some places you will have to go down very steep stairs.
Kamadaru, the most upstream waterfall, has the largest head, followed by shrimp waterfall and Jataki waterfall, which have unique shapes. When you reach the fourth waterfall, you will be able to come through a flat road from below, and you will also see families pushing strollers. There is a place where you can drink the water flowing through the waterfall, so please take a break and take a bite. The pure water that you drink surrounded by abundant trees is exceptional.
After passing through the crab waterfall, the sixth encounter waterfall is the goal. This is because the seventh waterfall, Otaki, cannot be seen from the promenade at present. It takes about 1 hour from the waterfall to the encounter waterfall. Charge plenty of negative ions and head to Kadoya to eat wasabi bowl.
… And there is a line in front of Kadoya's cafeteria ! The time is strangely around 12:00. I just wore it like lunch.
I can't help it, so I'll line up. About 7 groups were waiting in front of me, and I was able to enter the store after waiting a little for an hour.
The menu includes wasabi bowl, soba and chazuke. Many people seem to order a set of soba and wasabi bowl. The author ordered a single wasabi bowl and a homemade "wasabi shochu". Wait for the arrival while looking at the lonely gourmet-related sign colored paper displayed in the store.
After a while, wasabi and "grated wasabi" were brought in. You will be asked to grate everything and wait, so grate it in a circular motion from the root.
That said, the speed at which the beginner writer grate is known. The rice was delivered before it was grated. It is explained that the wasabi is placed in the middle of the rice with plenty of dried bonito flakes, and soy sauce is sprinkled on it so that it does not get caught in the wasabi.
Put the grated wasabi on it and squeeze it in. This is too good! It's just wasabi, dried bonito, soy sauce and white rice, but it's too good! Raw wasabi has a slight sweetness and a tingling aftertaste. It's very troublesome that it's not just spicy, and it becomes a habit and you can't stop. Occasionally, I eat wasabi all at once, and I feel like I'm sick, but that's also fun. In many ways, it's a delicious dish that "makes tears come out." I am grateful to Kawazu's nature for nurturing such delicious food.
Once again, only wasabi, dried bonito, soy sauce, and white rice. But why is it so good ...!
Wasabi shochu was also quite a musician. The scent is wasabi, and the moment you drink it is shochu. Then, the spicy spiciness of wasabi comes to the aftertaste. You should feel refreshed when you finish drinking.
Enjoy the garnish such as wasabi pickles and leave the store. Although my mouth was still spicy, I was surrounded by a sense of happiness.
The wasabi bowl can be eaten at places other than Kadoya. There are many shops where you can enter without lining up, so it's a good idea to enjoy it there.
◆ You should eat "wasabi soft" for dessert
After bathing in plenty of negative ions and enjoying the delicious wasabi bowl that made me cry, I wanted to eat dessert. So, I bought the "wasabi soft serve" that you can find at shops here and there.
It looks pale green. It looks like a melon flavor. However, I feel a faint scent of wasabi. When I tried it, I thought that the moment I put it in my mouth was not much different from the usual vanilla taste, but wasabi came in the aftertaste. That tangy, tsundere aftertaste insists on the individuality of wasabi. Honestly good . Surprisingly good. Perhaps people who are not good at the sweetness of sweets may be addicted to it ... The riders who were using the parking lot seemed to be fans, and I recommended them to the first-time visitors.
◆ When waiting for the bus, go to the old folk house cafe
Another extra information. For waiting time for the bus, we recommend the old folk house cafe "Higurashi", which is nearby. It is an emotional shop nestled in a bamboo grove that climbs steep stairs. It seems that the actual old folk house has been renovated steadily, half of which is used as a store and half of which is used as a home.
Both the meal menu and the cafe menu are full of handmade feeling. I got a brownie and coffee set. Brownies kneaded with homemade marmalade have a moderate bitterness and acidity. And maybe because the water is good, the coffee is very delicious. It's a nice cafe surrounded by bamboo grove and where you can relax and enjoy your time.
Now that it's time for the bus, I'm leaving Kawazu. Next time, let's eat soba and go to the hot spring.
Address:371-1 Nashimoto, Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture