Thursday, January 9, 2014

そると (Soruto in Shimo-Kitazawa)

鶏そばつけそば そると


I'm thinking of unsing the acronym JASR to describe my ongoing search for good shio ramen in Japan. Just Another Shio Ramen!


But that's not to say that the bowl of chicken shio ramen at Soruto isn't recommended. The soup is nice and light, with perfectly matched thin noodles and a bevy of veggies on top. Roast sweet potato, eggplant, and tomato.


JASR plays back to my childhood in America. Stateside, we don't really have shoyu, miso, or tonkotsu flavors in soups. But a clear chicken soup? That is a taste that your average American grows up with.


Shimo-Kitazawa doesn't have many ramen shops, so Soruto manages to get a nod from me. But with so many great little yakitori shops and classy bistros in the area, I probably won't go back for JASR anytime soon.


Tokyo, Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 5-36-13
Closest station: Shimo-Kitazawa

Open 11:30-1:30am