Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daisuke Udon - Matsuyama-shi, Ehime Prefecture

Daisuke Udon is a restaurant off the beaten path of Matsuyama. If you enjoy Udon, then this is a place to visit. It’s not a traditional, sit down and order then they bring you your food restaurant. At Daisuke Udon, you can select the amount of Udon you want to eat and then customize the order with toppings and side dishes to compliment your meal, as you want.

When you first enter the restaurant, you line up in a cue where the Udon is. The Udon is cooked ahead of time but you can warm it up in a hot water bath. It only takes a minute until the Udon is piping hot. After the water bath, you can select how big of a serving you want. Usually just one serving is enough but if you are especially hungry (or just love Udon), you can added more to your order. There are different size bowls to accommodate you Udon order. If in doubt, go to a medium size bowl.

After you select the Udon, your bowl is poured a large ladle of broth to slurp your Udon with. You move down the line then you can choose your toppings and side dishes. The food is made fresh daily and there is quite a selection to choose from. You can pick anything from pork cutlets, fried chicken, shrimp tempura, fried fish cakes, pickled veggies, bean sprouts, etc. The great thing about this selection is that you can use them as toppings or side dishes. There is no wrong way to eat Udon as long as you enjoy it!

Daisuke Udon is a family style restaurant. It is impeccably clean and well lit. The restaurant is decorated in Uwajima Ushi-oni Matsuri festival decorations. That is because the home of the restaurant chain resides in Uwajima and was founded in 1897 and 1917 (this is Japan, there are 2 names for everything and 2 dates for everything else that does not have 2 names).

The food is great, freshly prepared, inexpensive and a quiet but friendly atmosphere. If you want a great place to eat Udon at an affordable price and a family atmosphere, this is the place to go. I highly recommend Daisuke Udon.

Daisuke Udon
5-744-8
Minami-Edo
Matsuyam-shi, Ehime
Tel: 089-922-0870
Business Hours: 10:00 ~ 20:00
*No smoking inside, free parking
Daisuke Udon Official Website (in Japanese)

 Udon Shop
 Udon cooking
 Drain your udon
 Select your serving size
 Select toppings and side dishes
 Served with scallions
 Topped with a chicken cutlet
 Topped with seasoned tofu
 Serving area
 Uwajima Ushi-oni Matsuri festival
 Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
 Paper lantern outside the entrance
A look inside the udon making area of the shop

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