Furudate Noodles Factory, Established in 1909: Our Commitments
Only our factory survives today out of more than 10 noodles factories that formerly existed in Karumai. The other factories lost out to competition from giant noodle makers using cheaper imported raw materials.
Even today, we at Furudate Noodles Factory, which was established in 1909, are committed to using locally grown grain and stringently observing the natural drying method, while striving to revive the regional industry in a joint effort with local farmers.
Furudate Noodles Factory’s Online Shop Introduction
In addition to retail store sales, Furudate Noodles Factory runs an online shop.
It offers a wide assortment of our products from Tartary Buckwheat Noodles and Tartary Buckwheat Tea made from domestically grown buckwheat to Soba Kakke hotpot sets and gift sets. We can have your purchase delivered anywhere throughout Japan. Please use this opportunity to send a gift to your family or others who matter to you.
(No International Shipment. In Japan only.)
Delicious way to enjoy it
“Kakke”, a popular hotpot dish of local cuisine that brings out the original flavor of buckwheat, is an indispensable winter seasonal specialty of this snowy region. Look here(Sorry, Japanese only.) on how to cook delicious Kakke hotpot.
There are other delicious ways to use Tartary buckwheat tea besides just drinking it as a tea. Look here(Sorry, Japanese only.) for details.
Fukudate Noodles Factory’s Tartary buckwheat tea made exclusively from domestic buckwheat, mostly grown in Iwate Prefecture, features a smooth flavor and a mellow, slightly sweet flavor. Can be enjoyed easily using a pot just like with a conventional tea.
Recently, Tartary buckwheat has been talked about in TV programs and continues to gain attention for containing over 100 times more “rutin”, a substance that is said to strengthen capillary vessels, than common Japanese buckwheat.
We, at Furudate Noodles Factory, make our Tartary buckwheat noodles exclusively from domestic ingredients using buckwheat flour produced by our local contract farmers.
Buckwheat grown in northern Iwate Prefecture, a region frequently subjected to cold damage in summer (the so-called Yamase region), features particular sweetness and rich flavor due to such cool climate. Yamase Soba is fresh buckwheat noodles that have a texture resembling genuine hand-made noodles. It is made with 60% buckwheat flour using mainly locally produced buckwheat. Only domestic buckwheat flour is used.