Despite having been open for years, I was not at all familiar with Oedo until I heard an aunt mention it to my Dad. She talked about how it had become her go-to place with my Uncle whenever she was too lazy to cook at home. Being the fan of Japanese food that we are, my family and I decided we would pay a visit.
If you ever find yourself in the Yamanashi area on your way to visit Mt. Fuji or its Five Lakes, then I highly recommend a stop at this restaurant. Houtou Foodou (ほうとう不動) is a restaurant famous for serving up houtou (ほうとう), a specialty noodle dish that can be found only in the Fuji Five Lakes area. Houtou Foodou has several branches and you only have to spot this sign with a roof-like symbol on top of a circle to know that you’re in the right place: The branch we visited is its main branch in the north, if I’m not mistaken, and it’s located in a rather quiet neighbourhood. I…