April 19, 2014

Eating Out at Tabata-Ya for my Son's Birthday/息子の誕生日を祝って田畑屋で外食

My son's birthday is in April, and tonight, my children and I went to the local soba restaurant, Tabata-ya to celebrate his birthday.
I have already talked about this soba restaurant here.
My son is a huge fan of the hegi soba served at this restaurant.

At the entrance, we were greeted by this plant! Kogomi (ostrich fern)!

We arrived at the restaurant a little over six o'clock in the evening. All the partitioned areas, which are located on the right side of the restaurant, and many of the tables, which are also located on the right side, were occupied, so we decided to sit at a low table in the large room located on the left side.

I ordered one "Tabata-Ya Set".

My son ordered two servings of hegi soba.

My daughter ordered one "chahan set".

I gave my tempura to my son. I am still on a diet.

The two pieces at the front are fukinoto tempura.

My daughter asked me if she could order soba dango, and I said yes.

My children shared them (my daughter insisted that I have some, so I did).


Fräulein Trude said...

The first thing I had to do was to look for buckwheat (Soba)-dangos and I found a japanese recipe. Did you enjoy the taste?
The restaurant and food looks very traditional and nice.

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: I knew what soba dango would taste like, and these particular ones tasted exactly the same as I had imagined. Black sesame, mitarashi (soy sauce + sugar (+ mirin)), and azuki bean paste. They were good for sure, but were not worth the price (420 yen).

We would feel right at home, quite literally, if you sat at a low table in the tatami (straw mat) room, provided that you like a traditional Japanese house.

Tea Apprentice said...

Looks like a fun birthday celebration. Omedetou Tanjoubi to your son!

Hiroyuki said...

Tea Apprentice: Thanks! It sure was fun to the kids, but as for me, I wanted to stay home and have beer and sashimi instead...

Tea Apprentice said...

Haha, yes, the sacrifices we make for our children :)

Yangsze said...

Looks like a wonderful dinner! By the way, my family just returned from a trip to Japan. It was the first time I had been back since my childhood (more than 20 years!) and it was so wonderful. We stayed with friends and I was filled with nostalgia. The smell, the sounds etc. It was peak sakura season in Tokyo. I was afraid that my bad and childish Japanese would not suffice, but to my amazement I was able to get around, ask for directions, buy things, make reservations etc.! It's true that things you learn in childhood really stay with you for life. My kids had such a wonderful time, we are going to try to come back next year!

Hiroyuki said...

Yangsze: I have visited your blog for the first time today. Sorry, I didn't know you had a blog! I didn't know you were a novelist, either!

Yangsze said...

Ha ha! Thank you for stopping by! I've enjoyed your food blog for a few years now :)