Toku Ushio(salt-base soup), Y980.
I tried this ramen shop without reading up about it beforehand and once I went inside the shop, I thought maybe it was a bad idea because the ramen shop was completely empty at lunch time on a Sunday. But the quality of the “Toku Ushio” turned out to be high; other items on the menu which I tried over a couple of visits, were all good. The shop had more customers on weekdays but still it is never crowded as far as I see. Maybe it’s the problem with the price, which is slightly higher than other ramen shops in the area, and the location is kinda hidden away. I know a ramen shop which is on the main road, the ramen is cheaper and bigger in portion but tastes no good, yet that shop always has queue waiting outside. As I was hoping that Sanshiro wouldn’t close down before I post this entry, it turns out that it is a branch of a very famous ramen shop called “Nakamuraya”. I’ve never visited “Nakamuraya” because it’s far from central Tokyo but I kept seeing it on gourmet show and review blogs etc. Well Sanshiro is good enough for me and I like the fact that I don’t have to wait.
Masara(Curry ramen) + plain rice, Y950.
Fish-meal soy sauce Tsukemen, Y800.
Lunch set: Murasaki(soy sauce base soup) + chashu rice with leek and special “salt” sauce.
Lunch set(Y850): Kake-Ushio(Ushio with no toppings) + chashu tataki rice bowl with ponzu sauce. I ordered the seasoned egg(Y150) as extra topping after the staff told me that “kake” is a plain ramen. So “Toku Ushio” has the most toppings, “Ushio” is regular, “Kake-Ushio” has no toppings.
Add: 3-26 Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku