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


Steve said...

On the second day I was in Japan in December 2011, I travelled from Yokohama to Setagaya-ku to eat Keizo's ramen at Bassanova, only to discover that the shack is not open for lunch on weekdays.
I walked from Daita to Kitazawa. I found this ramen shack in Shimo-kitazawa.
I can't remember if it was north or south of the Odakyū tracks. But considering the circumstances, it was satisfying. Give it a shot the next time you're in Shimokita.

Brian said...

I'll try and check it out!