Kushiro is also known for its many noodle shops. Walk around the city and you will find a number of soba noodle shops, with nearly all of them serving green colored soba noodles. The green color comes from mixing chlorella with white Sarashina buckwheat. Chikuroen Azumaya Sohonten was the first to create this green soba and today you can still enjoy Kushiro soba made according to techniques that have been passed down since 1874. Check out the restaurant’s Soba Sushi, a unique menu item where soba noodles are wrapped in seaweed and dipped in soy sauce just like sushi. Another special menu item only found in Kushiro is Kashiwa Nuki, which is Kashiwa Soba without the soba. People in Kushiro love to order Mori Soba and Kashiwa Nuki together. When in Rome, do as the Romans do!