In Kyoto ‘Tanuki’ is a thick cornstarch broth style of udon or soba.
This is Tanuki soba at Tagoto soba restaurant on Shinkyogoku street.
This restaurant has continued over 100 years, since the Meiji era–over 3 generations.
The Tanuki soba had deep-fried bean curd, sliced ginger and leeks.
It was very good.
By the way, Tanuki in Tokyo is soba or udon with bits of deep-fried tempura batter.
Tanuki in Osaka is only soba with deep-fried bean curd.
Tanuki originally is the name of an animal called a ‘raccoon dog’ in English.
And Kitsune (fox) is udon with deep-fried bean curd.