Sunday, March 10, 2013

やまぐち (Yamaguchi in Waseda)

らぁ麺 やまぐち

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100% chicken soup isn't too common in the ramen scene. Most shops, from the champion b-kyu gourmet winners to the empty chukka place on the corner, they all mix pork and chicken bones to make their stock.

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Yamaguchi's torisoba, despite a couple pieces pork chashu on the top, is all cluck and no oink.

Coming from a chicken soup obsessed culture (America) can make it tough to recommend a bowl of chicken soup ramen. If it tastes like the stuff I can make at home, why bother? Yamaguchi's soy tare makes this unique. A seriously good blend of soy sauces and umami-rich ingredients add the impact that puts this bowl in probably the top five of its class.

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And the chicken chashu on top. I will be ordering the extra serving of it from now on, no doubt.

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東京都新宿区西早稲田2丁目11- 13
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Waseda 2-11-13
Closest station: Nishi-Waseda

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