In Naka-Meguro, miso ramen shop Yadoya (八堂八) is confident for a reason. Their cauldron hot, gentle tasting miso ramen is one of the best in Tokyo. Piping Hot Miso Ramen Just like up in Hokkaido, Yadoya’s serves miso ramen scalding hot. Your phone’s camera lens will fog up, guaranteed. Yadoya makes their miso in-house. For this secret recipe miso, the ingredients are all sourced from Hokkaido – from the salt to the soy beans. They stir-fry the miso in a giant wok with minced p
Murata (中華そば むら田) puts a delicious and modern spin on classic chukasoba. Their ramen is simple yet appetizing and they’re one of my favorites in Naka-Meguro. Silky Chukasoba Murata’s chukasoba has an inspired classic look. Flavor-wise, you get a bit of everything in the broth. There’s sweetness and saltiness from the darker, stronger soy sauce and a silkiness from a heavy emphasis on chicken oil. Chukasoba with Egg: ¥870 Murata has changed their chashu pork toppings from time
Fact: Menya Sou has the best chicken ramen in Nakameguro. They’ve got incredible variety too – choose shoyu or shio seasoning and light, rich or spicy broth. What to Choose? I think the best choice is rich broth and this by default comes with shio. But the shio’s saltiness fittingly reminds the tori paitan’s richness that it’s not the only thing there. All Toppings Rich (Shio) Ramen: ¥980 Light + shio or shoyu are still tasty options, especially if you’re worried about a heav
Ramen Emoto (らーめん 恵本将裕) is the perfect introduction to Niboshi Ramen (dried fish ramen). Tucked away in the backstreets of Naka-Meguro since Sept 2014, they take their craft very seriously. Epic Wall Art Emoto-san, the man behind it all, is actually from Kyushu – best known for rich tonktosu ramen. But it was in niboshi ramen that he decided to make his mark. Niboshi Ramen – Shoyu Niboshi is dried sardines. At Emoto they use 3 types of sardines and 1 type of horse mackerel.
A Tokyo ramen shop that calls itself a “laboratory” serves a spicy Sichuan style Mapo Tofu Ramen. 2 culinary worlds deliciously collide – China and Japan. Niigata Sanpoutei Tokyo Labo (新潟三宝亭 東京ラボ) is this shop’s name. Just try and remember Sanpoutei, the name of the group company. Sanpoutei has origins in Niigata prefecture and they have Chinese restaurants and ramen shops all over the country. But the only have 2 ramen “laboratories” in Japan. 1 is in Shibuya and 1 is in Nak
For tsukemen in Nakameguro, Mitsuyado Seimen (三ツ矢堂製麺) serves some CRAZY bowls. For all of their tsukemen (dipping ramen), the noodles are fresh and made in house. Mitsuyado Seimen has several branches throughout Japan, and some overseas. But Nakameguro is their flagship. Besides their gold standard tsukemen dishes, we’re looking at some of their wacky, seasonal tsukemen. Let’s get to it! Right across from Nakameguro Station Carbonara Tsukemen Like it was concocted in some uma
Sri Balaji (シリ バラジ) might just serve the best South Indian food in Tokyo. This happy pink colored restaurant in Nakameguro delivers on all fronts. South Indian food is extremely varied but with a lot of rice and lentil-based dishes, vegetarians have many options. For example, dosas are crepes made from those 2 ingredients – rice and black lentils. Best Dosas in Tokyo Sri Balaji arguably has the best dosas in Tokyo. They’re masala dosas – full of spiced potatoes. The crepe its
Below are 3 MUST TRY Tokyo Burger Restaurants. Burgers might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think of Tokyo food. Ramen, soba, sushi, Michelin Star French restaurants…but probably not burgers. However, Tokyo’s a big city…and there are plenty of fantastic burger joints. Without further ado… #1 AS CLASSICS DINER in Komazawa AS CLASSICS DINER (エーエスクラシックスダイナー) is consistently voted one of the top Tokyo burger restaurants. They have all sorts of tasty options – b