Meat udon with raw egg. Very nice! The simmered pork and the onion were sweet, while the soup was just the water used to boil the udon, and there was a bottle of slightly sweet sauce that you add yourself for additional flavour. The portion was very big too!
野らぼー 錦町本店(Norabou Nishikichou-honten)
Also visited the branch near Kanda station. The udon was too soft and a bit bloated from being boiled for too long. The dried fish tempura was interesting though.
野らぼー神田北口店(Norabou Kanda Kitaguchi-ten)
I had the prawn cream udon, quite good. My friend had mentaiko udon, apparently so-so.
Duck and spring onion stick, this is good! Some fried little fish…not sure the English name, a bit easy to get tired of the taste.
A udon set where you get to try 3 types of udon: hot soup one, cold udon with radish and spring onion and sweet soy sauce, and cold udon with simple soy sauce and fresh lime. The set is only 1200yen, very cheap for the amount of food you get. The udon has strong and chewy texture – my favourite kind!
(11 Mar 2005)
Udon with grated yam, very good!
UPDATES! (Mar 2008)
This place used to be in Ginza but have now moved to a different location in Hibiya. Price is still very reasonable, even during dinner time, and the seating is much more comfortable than before(used to be very crowded). Food I had in the new location:
Tarako and butter udon. Cabbage and butter udon in soup. Was feeling adventurous and ordered some weird options….hmm I think I will stick to the normal kind next time.
Left: The same 1200yen udon set with 3 different styles.
Rgith: Tempura Bukkake udon.
Menu(J): 1, 2.
Add: 3F, 1-6-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku
鳥天おろしぶっかけ、８００円。煮玉子、１００円。Chicken tempura and grated radish udon. The chicken, quite heavily peppered, were fried on spot and came out very hot. The interior is a bit shabby with only counter seats though.
焼き茄子と香味野菜の黒酢醤油うどん、８９９円。Udon with grilled aubergine and herb in black vinegar soy sauce. The aubergine was quite burnt and tasted bitter, but the udon and the herb were quite good.
ピリ辛ぶっかけうどん、３３０円。Udon with chilli. Very cheap!!
Pork curry udon. Kyoto-style hotpot udon. Both are very very good!! Especially the curry udon, the soup is not too thick, not too heavy, and has nice spice flavour. The pork is soft. The kyoto-style is milder but the soup is also delicious on its own.