Ibonoito “Tokkyu (superior)” that is popular as a gift
This is internationally recognized deliciousness!
“Ibonoito” known all over the nation is hand-made somen (noodles) born in Banshu (the lower part of Hyogo). In the Banshu region blessed with fine water, wheat, and salt, somen began to be produced in full swing in the Edo era. Also today, it has been painstakingly produced by artisans, repeatedly matured with the traditional production method.
Consecutively receiving the “3 Golden Stars of Superior Taste Award ” as an exceptional product!
Do you know that there are some kinds of “Ibonoito” depending on thickness of noodles, the time of production, quality and kinds of wheat, and other elements, for example, “Tokkyu”, “Yoritsumugi”, and “Joukyu (advanced)”. Seeing a band that bundles noodles, you can know its kind.
Among them, “Tokkyu” and “Joukyu” received the “3 Golden Stars” of iTQi Superior Taste Award for consecutive seven years (Diamond taste AWARD). Judges of this contest are composed of top-notch chefs and sommeliers who belong to prestigious associations in Europe. They evaluate deliciousness of foods and beverages based on the criteria for appearance, aroma, texture, and flavor. The 3 Golden Stars are supposed to be given to exceptional products in iTQi Super Taste Award. Deliciousness of “Ibonoito” is loved not only in Japan but also all over the world.
“Tokkyu” produced by selected artisans
“Hine Tokkyu Mini wooden box”(2,280 yen(tax included)/14 bundles)
We recommend “Tokkyu” produced by using selected wheat only during the cold season from December to February. Only artisans selected by Hyogo Prefecture Tenobe Somen Association engage in the production. The one-up deliciousness is popular as gift. This product is sold at the store in “Ibonoito Museum Somen no Sato”, and also available at the online shop.
“Ibonoito” is very useful to cook various dishes through a year, for example, cold somen, nyumen with warm soup, chanpuru, and salad. Why don’t you enjoy chewy texture, a feeling of it’s going down through the throat, and deliciousness peculiar to “Tokkyu”.