Soranoiro Tonkotsu and Kinoko has some truly unique ramen, including a signature mushroom ramen. Near Tokyo Station, this ramen shop is brought to you by the same creative geniuses behind Soranoiro in Kojimachi (quality vegan ramen).
Their mushroom ramen (Kinoko Veggie Soba) will have mushroom lovers rejoice. The broth literally tastes like cream of mushroom soup. But the broth is also powered by veggies, soy milk, and wheat. They also pour a layer of mushroom oil on top. Even the noodles include a shiitake mushroom powder!
Mushroom Veggie Soba Special, ¥1,100
Some Other Ramen
They’ve got some other unique ramen dishes, including the Spice Maze Soba, which comes with free extra noodles (Omori). Unlike ramen, maze soba is soupless and oil-based. This particular Spice Maze Soba is quite salty and has a strong curry taste. It has a good helping of chopped onions, mizuna, tomatoes, and minced pork, which all bring the dish together nicely.
Spice Maze Soba, ¥880
It’s also worth trying their Spice Tonkotsu Soba. Unlike the previous 2 entries, this one uses thin noodles.
Tonkotsu broth, shio (salt) tare, several spices, and spicy miso give it a savory quality. Like the maze soba, it holds a curry flavor. For garnish you’ll find coriander, sliced onions, and tomatoes. You can choose medium spicy or spicy.
Spice Tonkotsu Soba Special, ¥1,100 (¥850 without the extra toppings)
Healthier than most
They have a vegetable smoothie for ¥150, which would be a nice way to finish your meal. But unfortunately this was sold out at the time! You can instead opt for the veggie platter, also ¥150. This time around they used sweet pumpkin, which tasted almost like a dessert.
In summary, the gang at Soranoiro have done it again, dishing out some unique, out of this world ramen.