Thursday, June 1, 2017

さんじ (Sanji in Ueno)



One valuable resource for hot new shops is Instagram, and the feed on my 'gram was blowing up with photos from Sanji. I made it a point to go as soon as possible.


Well, I really wanted to try their Crazy Crab bowl, but then I showed up to this sign. Today we are serving duck soba only.

Oh well, I'll give it a try.


Hinomaru Sanji is their Friday-only, duck shop.




I wasn't blown away, but it was a decent slurp to say the least.


I bought a sticker on the way out. See you again soon!


Soon came much sooner than I thought.


I've recently started doing tours through Airbnb, The concept of this one is Ramen Adventures, and we visit two shops that I've never been to. Travelers get to experience life as a ramen blogger. A perfect chance to head back to Sanji.


Yes! This one was amazing.

The soup is a creamy pork broth with shoyu as the main seasoning. A crab flavored oil coats everything, giving it an ocean taste that isn't too fishy. We rarely see crab in ramen, and this unexpected flavor was a hit to the senses.

Topped with rare chashu and some quail eggs. You can top it with extra quail eggs - うずら - for 50 yen a piece. Some people had five or six. Go as big as you want, each one is a flavor bomb.


Glad I came back!


Map of 3 Chome-25-12 Higashiueno, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0015

Tokyo, Taito-ku, Higashiueno 3-25-12
7 minute walk from Ueno Station

Open 11:00-15:00, 18:00-21:00
Saturday 11:00-15:00
Closed Sundays