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Cafe Cocora

Before saying goodbye to the town of matcha, our last goal was to try some real cha-soba. Cha-soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and matcha or green tea powder. Both of these ingredients are considered health benefits and since cha-soba isn’t easy to come by, we decided that we had to try it.

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As you can tell, most of our meals in Japan had minimal meat. The only sign of protein was the small piece of grilled fish.

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Cha-Soba Lunch Set

What’s in it: Japanese white rice with plum and seaweed garnish, salad with sesame dressing, pickled daikon radish, shrimp tempura, potatoes in sweet tomato sauce, grilled fish and cha-soba with soba soy sauce, seaweed and sesame seeds.

What a meal! I would rarely eat rice and soba together but because there were small bites on the side, the rice wasn’t so boring.

The cha-soba was so refreshing. Not only was it cold, but it left a sweet after taste when I was done. The noodle itself was soft and I could really taste the buckwheat and matcha in the noodles.

The grilled fish had no bones and it was grilled with just the right amount of seasoning.

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Matcha Parfait and Matcha Cake

Naturally sweet and earthy, the matcha parfait was a refreshing delight from the heat outside. When I ate the matcha ice cream alone, the matcha flavours were very distinct. However with the red bean, the flavours are easily overpowered.

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