Lunch with the editors at a soba restaurant. Mine came with nameko, a little jellyish mushroom belonging to what in Swedish would be called “tofsskivling”.
Nameko (なめこ) also seems to be a character, judging from these image results:
This was yesterday. Today I had soba lunch at another place, this time with chikuwa (ちくわ) topping (no photo). It’s “a tube-like food product made from ingredients such as fish surimi, salt, sugar, starch, monosodium glutamate and egg white”. I hadn’t eaten that before. It was a bit strange but it tasted good. I’m happy I tried it.