Monday, June 13, 2016

Due Italian in Yotsuya

Due Italian


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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

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


What's Cooking? said...

been meaning to go here after trying their instant noodle version. thanks for the review!!

Rodney said...

Excellent bowl o' ramen. I always go for the fromage. A must eat each time I'm in Tokyo.