Monday, March 28, 2016

流 (Ru in Jujo)

煮干そば 流。

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It's no secret that Saikoro in Nakano is one of my favorite ramen shops.

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In the ramen world, my young men will work at a ramen shop for a few years before going off to open their own. This is common practice, and the bonds made while working under a ramen master are often taken full advantage of. A support network is built.

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Ru uses a lot of the same niboshi that Saikoro uses, though the flavor is all their own. A bit lighter, but still with that awesome fishy punch that everyone loves.

Notice how the naturo has the little swirl in the middle? I was told recently, by none other than the owner of Saikoro, that it should face the customer and look like the の Japanese symbol. の is the possessive, meaning that it is now your bowl. Look for it next time you slurp.

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Located about 30 seconds from the station, this shop puts Jujo on the ramen map.

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Map of 1 Chome-13-2 Kamijūjō, Kita-ku, Tōkyō-to 114-0034

東京都北区上十条1-13-2
Tokyo, Kita-ku, Kitajujo 1-13-2
Closest station: Jujo

Open 11:00-20:00
Weekends 11:00-18:00
Closed Tuesdays