Welcomed with the “shrimp pink color”
Just a little before the entrance to Tsukiji, there is a ramen restaurant with a pretty noticeable signboard. It is “Tsukiji Ebikin”. This is the only shop in the area that has a rather pink/red-ish allure. I assume they are expressing the pink color of the shrimp. I like the idea!
Special “Ocean Day” offer
I was intrigued by the “Noukou-na Sapporo-Miso Ebi Soba” (Rich Sapporo-miso Shrimp Soba) newly on the menu, when something else caught my eye. It happened to be their “Ocean Day* Special Offer” period, and the Ebi-Soba that is regularly 780 yen was 50 yen off!
*Ocean Day: Holiday in mid-July
I felt very lucky and decided to get the Ebi-Soba. I ordered it from the machine in front of the restaurant.
The shrimp flavor drags you in the restaurant
I opened the sliding door and was hit by the shrimp flavor that invaded the restaurant. I cannot resist it and my expectations have gone way up!
I got the whole restaurant to myself, as I arrived there before lunch hour.
The restaurant has thirteen seats by the counter. The inside is very clean, and of course, is “shrimp colored”. You can certainly feel their passion for shrimp. The different seasonings are placed on the counter as well as a pitcher of water and tissue paper.
50 shrimps in one bowl
Five minutes later, my Ebi-Soba is served.
This Ebi-Soba has 50 shrimps! The shrimp aroma is so tempting. The toppings are half a soft-boiled egg, chicken chashu (roasted chicken slices), negi (onion), radish sprouts, Sakura shrimps and fried onion. The soy sauce color soup is unexpectedly mild and extremely flavorful. Smooth and delicious!
The extra-thin noodles are of course homemade and are also have shrimp essence in them, which gives the beautiful color!
The noodles are more on the soft side and very easy to chew.
The soup and the noodles form a perfect harmony, I can’t put down my chopsticks!
The two pieces of chicken chashu are soft and juicy.
The egg mixed with the soup and eaten together with the shrimp is very rich and flavorful.
I finished the shrimp noodles entirely, until the last sip of the soup.
I thoroughly enjoyed the “shrimp experience”. I would like to applaud the restaurant for the amazing combination of noodles and soup that worked so well! Enjoy the shrimp flavor till the very last mouthful. However, it being a dish with strong “personality”, I would recommend you eating it just once in a while.
This is the go-to place for a shrimp fanatic. I am certain that it will continue to become more and more popular as a Tsukiji Ramen restaurant.