(shiteater) Oishinbo 005 [1C0E490E]
shiteatersubs presents Oishinbo episode 005 in Japanese with English subtitles.
Translated by: Moho Kareshi
Transcribed & TL Checked by: TougeWolf
Edited & Timed by: shiteaterbubibinman
Special Thanks to: moryatee
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Newspaper columnist Shiro Yamaoka and his rookie partner Yuko Kurita continue their research into writing “The Ultimate Menu,” a series of articles on gourmet food. Wanting to take a break from eating at high-class restaurants, Yamaoka and Kurita decide to check out the local street vendors’ stalls and come across an interesting soba cart owned by an amateur soba chef. When the police show up asking for his permit, they find that the soba chef doesn’t have one yet, and they’re about to haul him in when Police Inspector Nagamasuke stops them and orders a bowl of soba. He enjoys the flavor of the noodles but doesn’t enjoy the broth, so he gives the soba chef one month to improve the soba broth or he’ll have his permit application denied. Yamaoka tries to advise the chef to seek help on how to improve his broth but he’s too stubborn; yet that doesn’t stop Yamaoka from finding a way to try to help him anyhow.
– The well that the soba chef gets the water to rinse the soba noodles with is a real well located within the inner garden of Meiji Shrine in Tokyo called “Kiyomasa no ido.” In the years since this episode aired, it has gained fame in Japan as a “cosmic power spot” for the luck it gives when used as a wishing well and it’s now a very popular tourist destination. Tokyo’s famous Kaminari Gate in front of Sensoji Temple is another real world place featured in this episode as the area in which the fictional Ooki Restaurant is located.
– (spoilers) If it takes 3 weeks for the broth base to sit, then they add bonito flakes and boil and then store it for 3 more weeks, then add mirin and give it 2 more days in a smaller pot, then it’s finally ready to serve, that makes a total of 44 days of preparation. The soba vendor only had a month to create his new broth, so how did he make it in time to serve it to the inspector?