Peter Wik

Peter Wik has been traveling the world since childhood. He has visited over 60 countries and some of them up to a hundred times. Peter is the owner of Relasian Travel & Event based in Stockholm, Sweden but constantly on the road. Peter is a foodie and loves to try new food around the world. Here he shares his favorite gems from places high and low around the world to make you go local yet being global. Peter lives in Stockholm and Paris.

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Macha Soba at Aiso in Uji, Kyoto

Green tea Soba, Uji, Aiso
Outside of Kyoto you find the small city of Uji that is famous for the best tea in Japan. Uji is all about tea used in different ways. Aiso is a restaurant that has been around serving soba made of Macha tea. The restaurant is old and outdated and that is what makes it so charming as well. You can sit in the old building or across the street on tatamifloor rooms overlooking the river. This set of light tempura with some small appetizers and green tea soba cost you 1850 Yen and is good value for money. The taste is traditional and a bit of home cooking.
To get to Uji you take the local JR train from Kyoto Station and to get from the restaurant you walk on Omotesando Street, pass the world famous Byodoin Temple and then by the river you find this small street and just ask for Aiso and everyone knows it! Enjoy your meal!