At a three minute-walk from Suidobashi station, inside of LaQua, the commercial facility that holds an amusement park and a shopping mall, there is a ramen shop I highly recommend.
And the producer of the restaurant is Mr. Morizumi, holder of the Michelin star chef title!
Expect to see a long waiting line on a holiday, but you will be able to get in smoothly on weekdays, if you avoid peak hours.
The chic interior reminds me of a stylish café.
It gives a welcoming atmosphere for families, or solo female customers, who might find the typical ramen shop a bit intimidating, often filled with young and middle aged male customers.
The pricings of the ramen range from 800 to 1,200 yen.
I decided to order a simple Shoyu (soy sauce flavored soup) Ramen.
After ten minutes, my ramen arrives, in a bowl that is sharp towards the bottom (rather sophisticated for a ramen bowl, I must say)!
I am right away blown away by the size of the chashu!!!
The thin but large piece of roasted pork, lying on top of the noodles, is almost charismatic!
Leaving the tempting chashu for later, I first take a sip of the soup.
When the clear looking soup enters my mouth, I taste the slight flavor of fish. The soup has a very delicate taste. It is mild and delicious!
The noodles are thin, wavy and smooth.
I think this is the kind of ramen that would appeal more to female customers. It feels more elegant than the usual ramen that is often greasy and heavy.
The chashu doesn’t have the strong smell it sometimes does. It’s soft and very tasty!
Look, I found menma (seasoned bamboo) hidden beneath the chashu!
The menma is thick and firm. This is the kind I love the most!
The soup was so good that I finished it till the last drop, only to find at the bottom…
… a lovely message!
How adorable! I have to say that was the cherry on the cake! It made me very happy.
If you prefer a ramen that is a bit stronger, you can sprinkle some black pepper. It would go very well too.
The other dishes the restaurant offer include Abura Soba (soup-less ramen), Tsukemen (noodles with separate dipping sauce), Miso flavor and Salt flavor Ramen, as well as a variety of side dishes like Gyoza (dunplings)!
I will definitely be back to try out more from the menu next time!
|2nd floor of Tokyo Dome City LaQua, 1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
|5 min walk from Suidobashi station|