Source: PR Times Test your limits at this Tohoku Wanko Soba Challenge without leaving Tokyo 2020-08-25 Tue 2020-08-25 Tue If you can’t get out of Tokyo because of the current COVID-19 situation this food festival offered up by Kirino Private Room Seiro is the perfect getaway without actually leaving the capital. Kirino Private Room Seiro is offering up the chance to experience the Tohoku region through a range of dishes on their special summer menu event fair. The venue offers Japanese style dining with a special focus on dishes originating in Tohoku. With motifs inspired by the Aomori Nebuta Festival, Akita Kanto Festival and the Sendai Tanabata Festival, the restaurant provides a bright and lively atmosphere. Designed specifically with the people who can’t escape Tokyo at the moment because of COVID-19 in mind, this food fair will take you on a trip to Tohoku with its refreshing menu to help you forget the hot summer of the city. The main dish on the menu is Tohoku region’s famous Wanko Soba, where consumers compete to see how many bowls they can swiftly scoff down within a set time limit. This unique and fast-paced experience is both incredibly fun and also filling. As you can normally only take part in Wanko Soba challenges within Tohoku, don’t miss this rare chance to test yourself without leaving Tokyo. Wanko Soba Challenge See how many bowls of soba you can wolf down in a time limit of 10 minutes. Whilst the Wanko Soba challenges in Tohoku normally feature a member of staff quickly refilling your bowl, this experience in Tokyo differs as partakers can refill the bowl themselves. This makes the normally intimidating atmosphere of the challenge much more relaxed. There is the chance to win an award depending on the number of dishes you can consume within the time limit: 30 bowls – 1 drink service for all group members 50 cups – 1 Assorted Sashimi bowl for the table 75 cups – 1 bottle service (Shochu or Whiskey) 100 cups – Special prize kept secret until awarded Price: 1,000 yen per person (excluding tax) Time Limit: 10 minutes In addition to the Wanko Soba challenge offered by Kirino Private Room Seiro, you can also try out other specialty dishes from the Northeastern coast of Honshu with the Sanriku Umaimon Fair menu. This special menu features carefully selected seafood ingredients from the Sanriku area such as abalone, sea urchin, salmon roe and lotus leaves. Sanriku Sashimi Assortment Featuring four different types of sashimi and displayed on a Lotus Leaf, this dish is inspired by regional specialities from Izunuma, Miyagi Prefecture. Price: 580 yen Sanriku Treasure Bowl Mekabu seaweed is added to this seafood dish featuring speciality abalone and salmon roe caught in the Sanriku area. Accompanied by rice, the Sanriku Treasure Bowl is perfect for filling up empty stomachs. Price: 1,280 yen Sanriku Seafood Miso This miso dish inspired by food from Aomori Prefecture is packed to the brim with scallops, sea urchins and sea bream. Served up on a large scallop shell, munching on this dish feels like you’re digging into a luxurious gem of a treat. Price: 980 yen For those on a strict schedule with not even time for Wanko Soba, you can take out these wappameshi dishes from the Tohoku region. Wappa dishes are a local speciality from the Tohoku region with rice and steamed toppings packed into a bowl made of thinly shaved wooden sheets. Wappameshi Menu Salmon Ikura – 1,180 yen Eel Tamago Don – 1,280 yen Simmered Pork – 980 yen Gomoku (five ingredients) wappameshi – 980 yen Beef tongue meshi – 1,280 yen Grilled mackerel – 1,080 yen Wagyu burdock rice – 1,080 yen Three ingredient Treasure Rice – 1,380 yen Teriyaki chicken – 980 yen By - Connie Sceaphierde. Tags: Soba / Tohoku / Tokyo grape Japan Culture Test your limits at this Tohoku Wanko Soba Challenge without leaving Tokyo Related Article Get A Quick Energy Charge At The World’s First Caffeine Bar In Tokyo I Tried Out Tokyo’s Conveyor Belt Dessert All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Valentine’s Day Specials Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2018 to be Invaded by Another Pokemon Army Home to 1000 Lucky Cats Gotokuji is Luckiest Temple in Tokyo for Feline Fans Tokyo’s Minato Ward Issues Bizarre Safety Information We Visited The Cowboy Bebop Cafe in Akihabara And It Was Amazing!