Thursday, August 24, 2017

さくら井 (Sakurai in Mitaka)

麺屋 さくら井

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Where are we heading this time?

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North of Mitaka, into the heart of a residential district. Mitaka lies along Tokyo's Chuo line, a famous route that connects the middle of the city with the not-so-middle. Looking to actually live in a house? Check your budget and then check along the Chuo.

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Really? There's a ramen shop down here?

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Yes. Yes there is. And a great one at that.

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Sakurai just opened in the end of 2016, and the hype has been big around this one. Shoyu, shio, and niboshi on the menu. I gotta go for the shoyu!

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Soy sauce from Wakayama Prefecture and Totori Prefecture make up the main blend, with four others balancing out the flavor. I am always impressed when a shop chooses more than a few types of one ingredient. It is usually a sign of excellence, and Sakurai is no exception.

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Chicken, pork, and Hokkaido konbu make up the soup. It should also be of note that there is no chemical seasoning in the bowl. All that umami is pure nature.

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Official site here.

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東京都武蔵野市西久保2-15-27
Tokyo, Musashino-shi, Nishikubo 2-15-27
Closest Station: Mitaka

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

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