Monday, April 10, 2017

篠はら (Shinohara in Ikebukuro)

麺処 篠はら

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I met up with famous Ramen YouTuber SusuruTV for a collaboration video. You can view it here:

https://youtu.be/cCIJxmacFt0

Well, the dude is, at heart, a ramen nerd, and we immediately went to crush another bowl.

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Shinohara comes from the Honda group, a group that has been churning out a lot of Tokyo talent. New school refined is a good way to describe their styles. Choice ingredients, and lots of them. Chicken, beef, pork, and fish heads all go into the soup. The tare seasoning uses craft soy sauce from Ohitachi (お常陸), out of Ibaraki Prefecture.

Rich, but not overly salty, with a complex umami aftertaste. My kind of bowl.

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The entire menu looks great. Top row is the shoyu, which I had. Probably your best bet for the first time. Below that is a lighter dashi bowl. And in orange a bowl made with tai fish.  Add to that a constant rotation of limited bowls and rice bowls, and you've got a place I wouldn't mind coming back to.

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I had to rush off to a TV shoot for another two bowls, so I'm thankful that the noodles at Shinohara were on the lighter, easy-to-slurp side.

Official site here.

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Map of 3 Chome-1-4 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 170-0014

東京都豊島区池袋3-1-4
Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Ikubukuro 3-1-4
Closest station: Ikebukuro

Open 11:30-14:30, 18:00-21:00
Closed Wednesdays