This long-established Chinese restaurant in Jinbocho is known as the birthplace of hiyashi chuka in Japan. We recommend the year-round classic Gomoku Hiyashi Soba, where the chilled soba noodles are piled high and surrounded with four toppings to emulate the silhouette of Mt Fuji.
Apparently, each sliced ingredient represents one of the four seasons: roasted pork, cucumbers, bamboo shoots and agar-agar. Which ingredient for which season, you ask? Well, your guess is as good as ours.
To create the mountain's snow-covered peak, the dish is topped with sliced egg. But that’s not all: there’s also shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, quail eggs and chicken meatballs. The dish is finished with a slightly sweet sauce, but you can adjust the flavour by adding vinegar or mustard, which is placed on every table.