Thursday, December 5, 2013

JAC in Koenji

中華そばJAC

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JAC was on the list. JAC was supposed to be open for lunch.

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JAC was closed for lunch. Nearby Jagura was also on the list.

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Jagura was also closed for lunch. But it was a gorgeous autumn day, and the parks of western Tokyo were ablaze in fall colors. Not a lot of people hang out during the day at some of these minor station, and I felt like I had this massive park all to myself.

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Later that day, JAC was open for dinner. It was a good day.



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JAC is about as close to Tokushima-style ramen as I've had in Tokyo. A rich, meaty soup topped with stir-fried pork and a raw egg. A little bit sweet, and very savory.

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The deluxe bowl comes with an extra soft boiled egg and extra meat. If you aren't concerned with cholesterol, go with the deluxe.

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And add in a little shikuwasa juice. I've never, ever seen  シークヮーサー at a ramen shop. Yuzu, sure, but the extremely tart Okinawan citrus is a rare find indeed. And it was just that little extra touch that this shop needed to raise it to my new favorite Koenji spot.

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東京都杉並区高円寺北1-4-12
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Koenjikita 1-4-12
Closest station: Koenji

Open 11:30-15:00, 18:00-24:00
Closed Sunday nights and Mondays