|The room before: wooden tables all set, tatami floor, floor cushions waiting with bibs.|
They're also known for small, cute things... so, without further ado, Wankosoba.
You can read the story here. 'Wanko' means something like 'cute little bowl'. And that's what happens... a lady stands over you and gives you a mouthful at a time, into your little bowl. 15 of these serves is equivalent to a single normal serve of soba.
|Seasonings make the experience more enjoyable.|
Now, I'm not an eating competition kind of person. I find it kind of disturbing. Not only is it a waste of resources, when there are so many hungry people in the world, but it's gross. But being in a group kind of changes things... this was a fun experience.
|Wanting to get to 100, some people left their sashimi. It was sad.|
I made 65 bowls. There were boys sitting around me on all sides, and most of them got to 100. Our champion was a tiny Japanese guy, of course, at 150.