Thursday, September 14, 2017

麺屋 悠 (Yu in Okubo)

麺屋 悠


It had been a while since I tried any new miso ramen spots, and with a semi-new spot (June, 2016) just a couple stations from my home, I had to check out Menya Yu.


A miso blend straight from Tokushima Prefecture. Made from soy beans, rice, and salt, this particular miso has a long history dating back to the Heian Period (roughly 1000 years ago). It is known for having a slight sweetness and deep flavor.


They were named one of the best new miso ramen shops in 2016, which is always a bonus.


Miso, among all the styles of ramen, is the one I am most critical of.


Yu delivers. It's a rough, flavorful bowl with a big, salty miso hit. Just a hint of negi onions to mellow it out.


They do a spicy miso as well, which was very spicy.


Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Hyakunincho 1-21-11
Closest station: Okubo

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

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