Thursday, December 22, 2011

ソラノイロ (Soranoiro in Kojimachi)

ソラノイロ japanese soup noodle free


Soranoiro, which probably means the color of the sky, is a recent winner of a whole stack of awards. November is ramen magazine month in Japan, for some reason. Ramen no Hon, Sugoi Ramen, Kami Ramen, and Ramen Walker, to name a few. It seems like the names behind all of these magazines get together and crown a few winners the following month.


Soranoiro took home accolades in a few categories. Their shoyu based chukasoba was lauded as excellent. As usual, I tried the more interesting menu item, a vegetable based bowl. You can read all about the differences here:


To sum it up, the chukasoba is standard, using very high quality ingredients. The veggie, on the other hand, gets all crazy. The noodles use paprika to give a bright orange hue. And the soup is pureed with a few things, though the carrot was the dominant taste. Subtle undertones of scallop and salt are there, but really the carrot is what you will taste.


Expect a wait. And with over 50% of the menu being lighter, healthy choices, expect an even ratio of men to women.


Someone let me know how the standard shoyu is!


Check out my video review!

And this one!

Tokyo, Chioda-ku, Hirakawacho 1-3-10
Closest station: Kojimachi)

Open 11:00-14:30, 17:00-21:30
Saturday 11:00-15:00
Closed Sundays

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