Jul 6, 2011

Aoni-an: A Small Restaurant of Aoni-Sanso in Mizusawa Area

Tazawako is a perfect place to get away from humidity and heat - especially in this summer when energy conservation is reinforced all over the country! These days Tazawako is only about 20 – 28 degree in Celsius (about 70 – 82 degree in Fehrenheit)!

When you visit Tazawako for the summer get-away, here is a place you can stop by for a lunch in Mizusawa Area!

Aoni-sanso (青荷山荘)is a hotel located next to Resort Hotel New Sky and across from Rotenburo Mizusawa Onsen. It is only a few minutes away from Tazawako Ski Area and Tazawako Sports Center and 15 minutes from Lake Tazawa. They have a small restaurant called Aonian (青荷庵) right next to the hotel.

Today we tried Tsugaru Sansai Soba (津軽山菜そば)and Hiyashi Chuka (冷やし中華).

Tsugaru Sansai Soba (津軽山菜そば) is a warm soup with soba (buckwheat) noodle soup and sansai (mountain vegetables). The noodle is from Tsugaru, which is Aomori Prefecture, and thinner and flavorful. (550 Yen)

Hiyashi Chuka (冷やし中華) is perhaps a standard dish for the summer! It is cold noodle served with various toppings and tangy soy-sauce. It is enjoyable even in the hot humid summer when you tend to lose appetite. (750Yen)

Other popular dishes at Aonian are Nijinobuta Combination (860Yen) and Nijinobuta Rice Bowl (680Yen). They serve Cold Inaniwa Udon (850Yen) as well.

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