Cool yourself down with a bowl of ice cold ramen – perfect for the humid Tokyo summers. At Pour Cafe (プルー カフェ) in Ginza, the soup stock is literally part ice cube!
Ice Cold Ramen
Pour Cafe does a Yamagata prefecture style soy-sauced based cold ramen. But Pour Cafe takes it to another level with the giant ice cubes.
The ramen broth is salty, including the ice cubes, carrying a fairly strong fish taste. But it’s a soothing meal when it’s insanely hot out.
Another unique point – they add olive oil! This gives a buttery flavor to the broth. Furthermore, the cold temperature keeps those noodles extra firm.
In the video below, I cover this unique bowl (ramen shop no. 2 of 4).
Tomato Ramen and Soupless Ramen
If you fancy something hot, try their tomato ramen. It’s not a watery tomato broth, but a thick one. It’s closer to a tomato pasta, topped off with cheese.
They also have a soupless ramen, with a concentrated soy sauce base and plenty of vegetables. This is perhaps as close to a ramen salad as you can get.
Pour Cafe is a funky little establishment.
Like a half-baked Parisian cafe, it has a rustic feel, complete with Grandfather clock and artsy, framed pictures on the walls.
It’s a certainly a unique ramen experience. For cold ramen (on ice), visit Pour Cafe in Ginza.