Thursday, August 4, 2016

吉兆 (Kiccho in Oimachi)

青竹平打ち中華そば 麺壱吉兆

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I work one a week in Oimachi, and always go for the pizza mazesoba over at Ajito Ism. Yes, I am obsessed with it a bit.

But Oimachi has some shops that have been around for ages in the alleys near the station. The entire area is a bit dingy and cramped, just the way I like it.

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Kiccho's history is deep, and they make their noodles the old way; using bamboo sticks to knead the dough.

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It's labor intensive, but this traditional method yields flatter, chewier noodles that draw massive lines every day. Not a lot of Tokyo shops do this, so Kiccho is a real gem.

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Classic, classic, classic.

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The menu is extensive, but you can go with the wontonmen if you want what I had.

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Map of 5 Chome-6-6 Higashiōi, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0011

東京都品川区東大井5-6-6
Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Higashi Oimachi 5-6-6
Closest station: Oimachi

Open 11:30-14:30. 17:30-20:30
Closed Monday and Tuesday