When you drive from Kumamoto City to Mt.Aso on Route 57 (Bungo Road), you'll find "Asoji" on your left, just after JR Ichinokawa Station. Here is the place where people in the know come for takana meshi. a traditional rice dish with pickled vegetables. It's crowded even during weekdays for lunch. Aso is famous as a takana (mustard leaf) producer and Aso's pickled takana is very popular in Japan, so you should try it here. There is a la carte menu, but the set menus are good value, as it includes small side dishes and goriru. The serving is big, so I recommend you come with an empty stomach. It's also good we don't have to wait long for the meals after ordering.
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Born & grew up in Kumamoto, Yui studied and worked in Osaka before immigrating to Australia. She lived in Adelaide and Sydney prior to moving to Brisbane. Her passion is reporting on the great things of Kumamoto and Japan to everyone around the world in a serious, interesting and funny way. Her favorite travel writer is Makoto Shina. 熊本生まれ、熊本育ち、大阪に学び職務経験を積み、オーストラリアに移住。アデレード、シドニーを経て、ブリズベン在住。熊本、また日本のすばらしいところを国内、海外にまじめに、面白、おかしく発信したいと思っています。好きなトラベルライターは椎名誠。