As I’m getting older, nowadays I will have an upset stomach after I eat a rich and thick ramen.
Therefore, I’m engaged in eating light ramen in these days.
I’m going to introduce top 3 ramen in Tokyo that I’m recently addicted to♪
No. 3 Kokuu(穀雨)
Wantan-men(ワンタン麺) 830 yen
Wantan-men (noodles with dumplings) is Kokuu’s specialty.
Its distinctive feature is light broth made from three ingredients, chicken, pork bone, and seafood.
This broth goes perfectly well with thin noodles!
Wantan has a plump, chewy texture.
Its pleasant umami from meat and aroma from ginger will gradually spread through your mouth.
Address: 29-5 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: A six-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station
Opening hours: 12:00-15:00 and 18:00-20:00 on Mondays to Fridays , 12:00-15:00 on Saturdays
Closed days: Sundays, public holidays, the first and the third Saturdays of every month
No. 2 Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta(蔦)
Sio soba(塩 Soba) 900 yen
Tsuta is the first ramen shop awarded to one Michelin star in the world.
There is high-end Italian brand white truffle in Sio soba (salt-based ramen). Can you believe that?
Its broth is made from seafood such as clam and red snapper.
The broth goes perfectly well with salt sauce blended with sea salt from Okinawa and rock salt from Inner Mongolia.
This is such a luxurious ramen.
Tsuta is so popular that the shop needs to start giving tickets to their customers from7:00, even it opens at 11:00.
Please try a world-class Japanese ramen.
Address: 1-14-1 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access: A three-minute walk from JR Sugamo Station
Opening hours: 11:00-16:00 and 18:00-21:00
Closed days: Wendesdays
No.1 Ramen Yamaguchi(らぁ麺 やまぐち)
Chicken soba(鶏そば) 830 yen
Yamaguchi is a must-try ramen shop for those who like light ramen.
The distinctive feature of Yamaguchi’s ramen is broth purely made from chicken produced in Aizu.
The golden broth contains rich-flavored chicken stock.
Its flavors of chicken and soy sauce is so good.
The shop offers only counter-seats.
These seats are situated at wood grain long tables.
The shop provides the atmosphere of a high-end Japanese restaurant.
However, the shop is bustling with customers of all ages, including students, couples, and business men.
Address: 2-11-13 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: a 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metoro Tozai Line Waseda Station and a 15-minute walk from JR Takadanobaba Station
Opening hours: 11:30-15:00 and 17:30-21:00 on Tuesdays to Fridays
11:30-21:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Closed days: Mondays (If a public holiday falls on a Monday, the following Tuesday will be closed.)