Wednesday, September 7, 2011

二葉 (Futaba in Ogikubo)

二葉

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A small, shop-lined street near my temporary housing in Ogikubo had a few choice looking shops. The apartment hunting adventure took a short break to make way for a walk in the neighborhood.

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Futaba is one of the highest ranked in Ogikubo. Scientific-looking specimens on the wall, along with the excellent smell, let you know that this is, you guessed it, Ogikubo Style. Fish-heavy shoyu.

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Very fish-heavy. Making a ramen with the maximum amount of niboshi is a difficult task. Simmer it too long and the bitterness means ruin. Simmer it not long enough... well then you fall short of the max. Respect to Futaba.

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By the way, they have a shio-shiso ramen that is excellent. This shop is up there.

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At this point, I can say with confidence that Harukiya and Futaba are must-slurp shops in Ogikubo. Futaba actually has a few other branches within walking distance, though I can not say for sure if they are all exactly the same.




東京都杉並区天沼3-26-14
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Annanuma 3-26-14
Closest station: Ogikubo

Opem 11:30-16:00, 17:30-22:00
Weekends and holidays 11:30-22:00
Closed Tuesdays