Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3SO in Machida

3SO

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3SO (read as mi-so) is another out-of-the-way winner. Maybe rent in Machida is much lower than the rest of Tokyo. I can safely say that Machida is the best spot outside of central Tokyo for good ramen.

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I went with the zenbunose (topped with everything), and then added the fried cheese topping as a last minute impulse. More on this later.

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3SO boasts that practically everything that can be made in shop is made in shop. Noodles, eggs, chashu, even the spicy rayu is homemade.

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All the toppings, all that pork, combined with the buttery-smooth miso that is a cut above the rest, plus that cheese . . . this was an umami overload. Shockingly good, this was an instant winner.

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Too much of a good thing? Not really. I would gladly return here anytime I was in the area, though I might just go with the standard bowl plus egg. Looking at the ticket machine, that is what is recommended. As usual, if a shop has an おすすめ on the menu, stick with that the first time.

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If 3SO were closer to town, this soup wouldn't last past midday. It is that good. Top 5 miso I have ever had, though I have yet to do a proper tour of Sapporo.

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東京都町田市木曽西4-1-31
Tokyo, Machidashi, Kisonishi 4-1-31
Closest station: Kobuchi

Open 11:30-14:30, 18:30-21:00
Closed Tuesdays and some Mondays