In the seventies Yonehama-san operated an udon shop. He was also an avid sumo fan and often visited the wrestlers’ stables, sharing their staple meal chanko-nabe, a hot-pot of veggies, meat and seafood.
Where’s the beef? Here’s the beef – and the good stuff! Opened in May 2006, the term “shokudo” (literally diner or canteen) doesn’t do justice to its stylish interior and location on Fukuoka’s fashionable Keyaki-dori.