Monday, June 13, 2016

Due Italian in Yotsuya

Due Italian

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Among ramen shops that appeal to ladies, Due Italian is up there. It's been on countless TV programs as an example of the long-lasting gourmet ramen trend. And while there are plenty of food dudes on TV who fit in to any kind of shop, it takes a bit of elegance to bring the girls.

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Well, I was here for a TV shooting as well, alongside Rena Nozawa of AKB48.

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The chef, Ishizuka-san (石塚さん) has been at it for years. He made a name for himself as a gourmet chef turned ramen master. Opened a few shops, worked overseas, and developed his Italian skills for almost 30 years before turning to ramen.

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While the shop has a few menu items, the uncured ham fromage (生ハムフロマージュ) is the one that people talk about. Homemade noodles in a strong shio broth, topped with a cream cheese blend. The cheese is more like a sauce, and blended with sharp cheddar to give it a kick.

Ramen is all about balance, and this one features a lot of intense flavors playing off each other.

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Thank you Ishizuka-san for a signed copy of your book!

Here is the video we made for the TV show #TokyoExtra:



I didn't even know she had a channel, but my friend Sakoto Morimoto made a video as well. Subscribed!



Official Site Here.

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Map of 4 Chome-5-11 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0074, Japan

東京都千代田区九段南4-5-11
Tokyo, Chioda-ku, Kudanminami 4-5-11
Closest station: Ichigaya

Open 11:00-16:00, 17:00-22:00
Saturday 11:00-22:00
Sunday 12:00-21:00