Monday, June 3, 2019

大島 味噌ラーメン (Oshima Ramen in Funabori)

大島 味噌ラーメン


Here it is. This is the highest-ranked miso ramen in Tokyo.

Can see the shop from the highest viewpoint in Funabori at Tower Hall Funabori's free observation deck?

In pure Hokkaido fashion, they do shio, shoyu, and miso. They also have a 昔風, old-style bowl.

But since this shop is a direct descendent of すみれ, you should probably do miso. Sumire is considered one of Sapporo's best miso ramen restaurants.

The old-style was something I'd never seen before. I was with a friend who wanted to try it, so at least I could have a taste.

Interesting. Very, very light. Not something I would ever order to be honest. But that is the beauty of true Hokkaido ramen shops; shops in the north have variety.

The miso is the star. Heavy, funky stuff that needs a large helping of freshly grated ginger to cut the miso's fermented flavors. It's classic and I loved it.

Is this Tokyo's best miso ramen? Well, it is actually ranked best in the country on the Ramen Databank. Though this site tends to lean towards Tokyo, that isn't a small feat.

Crushed it!

I noticed a mini curry on the menu and had to try it.

Simple Japanese curry rice, made with ramen soup for a bit of underlying flavor. Good stuff!