Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nachosoba at ajito ism in Oimachi

ajito ism


One of my favorite shops in Tokyo is ajito ism. Their regular menu includes their famous pizza mazesoba, a soupless pizza-themed noodle dish.

Well, the master loves his off-the-wall creations. In fact, he has around 50 of them. Any day here and you will see one on the board. Today's special.


Today's special was nachosoba. A sauce made from Japanese miso and Mexican spices, topped with all manner of Mexican themed toppings. Corn chips, ground chorizo, nacho cheese. The master is either a genius, or insane.


I come here on random Wednesdays, as the shop is near a school I teach English at occasionally.


I'm always looking forward to the next thing. Like I said, he had a folder with around 50 of his creations.


Miura-san, the shop's chef, used to work at cafes. He honed a cooking style of tasty comfort food, and then brought that over to his ramen. Many people have laughed, even called some of his things the complete opposite of ramen. But he doesn't care. Customers vote with their yen, and the shop is usually packed.


The only thing outnumbering the customers are the collectible figures displayed in glass cases on the wall. Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and of course,


Breaking Bad. I haven't seen if he has a meth-blue lunch special, but I wouldn't be surprised.


Map of 1 Chome-37-4 Ōi, Shinagawa-ku, Tōkyō-to 140-0014

Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Oimachi 1-37-4
Closest station: Oimachi

Open 11:00-14:00, 17:30-20:00
Saturday 11:00-14:00
Closed Thursdays and Sundays