Thursday, February 8, 2018

空 (Kuu in Ningyocho)

香麺処 空


Ku is interesting to say the least.


For the menu, it's simple. A row of shio ramen and a row of shoyu ramen. Other rows, marked with the "x" of unavailability, hint at some kinds of limited bowls. This is standard at many shops in Tokyo.


But the ramen here is anything but typical. Served in a ceramic bowl with lid to hold the secrets inside.


It all sounds a bit melodramatic. In reality, it's just an aroma foam. The idea of sealing in aroma is nothing new; the 5th branch of Keisuke does a smoke, and gotsubo in Shinjuku has foam on their ramen as well.


The foam at Ku has hints of citrus and yuzu. It's a fun concept, but seems like a lot of effort. The fried lotus root and various kinds of onion give even more aroma. Tokyo's number one aroma bowl?


In the evening, Ku serves Japanese sake for 500 yen a glass, and nihonshu fans can come to sample a variety of drinks.


Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashiningyocho 3-7-13
Closest station: Ningyocho

Open Monday and Tuesday 11:150-15:00, 17:00-21:30
Wednesday - Sunday 11:15-15:00