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.


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