I love Udon. Not only me but nearly all the Japanese love udon and soba.
Some years ago, I inveited a western visiter in Japan to a udon restaurant. He was not so impressed with udon. Same thing happened when soba, okonomiyaki, takoyaki,etc., he liked Japanese beef and sushi only. Maybe that’not strange for us because Japanese food looks too strange for foreigners, I think.
BUT, i read some news about Marukame Udon in Waikiki, Honolulu in Hawaii. There seems to be always a long line to eat Marukame udon. It's a big surprise for me. Why ...or when did they start to understand udon taste ?? I curiously checked YELP to know how they think about Marukame Udon in Hawaii. Again, too big surprise ! It's on the top of the restaurant list of MOST REVIEWD and HIGH REVIEWED. I doubted that many of the yelpers are Japanese or at least Asians. AGAIN ! I got surprised !!! Most of the yelpers on Marukame Udon are non- Asian people !!!!!!
What happend on Udon ? or What happened on Marukame udon ?
I continued to read some articles...again, it's really suprising to know Marukame Udon is really popular in Moscow, Russia.
I can eat Marukame Udon or any udon in Japan anytime I like. But just for my curiosity, I think I should try Marukame Udon in Waikiki next time I go to Hawaii.
But it's a little stupid idea for me to wait for a long time to eat Marukame Udon......