Local specialities in Morioka city
Wanko Soba (わんこそば) is a style of Japanese soba noodles originating from Iwate Prefecture in Japan, particularly Morioka and Hanamaki. It consists of a small serving of soba noodles in a small bowl.
Soba (そば or 蕎麦) is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour
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The way to eat Wanko Soba
The way to eat wanko soba is funny. The most standard way is to eat as many small cups of soba as possible. There is a server who is always ready to serve another cup of soba each time we finish one cup. We continue to eat in this way until we get full stomach and we cannot eat any more. So, there is sometimes a wanko soba race; a food fight to compete how many cups of soba people can eat.