Recommended Aburasoba Ramen in Tokyo: Daruma no me

Abura Ramen: Pour vinegar

Que pasa amigos? It’s Mr. Wada on duty. In Okayama we often eat at our regular ramen resto Bari, as I’ve written in the previous post. Although sometimes we also try different kinds of ramen, such as this ramen in Tokyo called “Abura Soba.”

Favorite Ramen in Okayama: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen Bari

Types of Japanese Ramen: Find Your Favorite

What is Abura Soba?

Tsuke-men (dipping noodles) has been popular last decade or longer. However, Abura Soba is now about to be post-tsuke-men. It is another kind of ramen but without soup at all. It may look weird and glossy as its name is abura (oil) soba (noodles) at first.

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According to TV, abura soba has been widespread in big cities like Tokyo. On the contrary, it isn’t as big in Okayama (yet?). But there are some places here also that serve it.

Try Abura Soba!

This is where my friend took us. One of the ramen stores that serves abura soba in Tokyo.

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Instruction
Instruction

Grind Sesame Seeds

Well, since we were there for abura soba, I ordered one for myself. Now what? He asked me to start grinding these sesame seeds for the noodles. Hm? OK….

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Have yourself

 

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Ground fine

Prepare Other Stuff

Also prepare some stuff like this spicy Tsukemono (pickles) and garlic as you like.

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Prepare yourself!

Pour Vinegar, Oil and Mix All!

Abura soba came in. It looks quite plain still.

abura soba plain
Pour (chili) oil, vinegar, and other stuff you’ve prepared beforehand! Mix it all now. My friend asked me to put more vinegar in. Whaaaat????

abura soba pouring vinegar

Preparation Complete

Alright, it’s ready. Thought it was definitely too much vinegar and oil but actually it was good. You wouldn’t feel that sourness. Perhaps oil covers or naturalizes sourness of vinegar? You should pour more vinegar than you think.

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Bon Appétit!

Ren (Mrs. Wada) had this tomato dipping ramen. Looks good as well.

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Lastly

It would take me a while to get used to it but after having one, I felt like trying it again. It’s kinda addictive, I guess? My friend says the same. Perhaps the more you have it, the more you get to like it? It’s worth a try!

See you around!

Ramen Store Information

Resto Name: Daruma no me (だるまのめ)
Address: 1 Chome-20-4 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

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Autumn Picnic With The Best Sandwich Ever!

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Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada on my lunch break. Just wanted to share this cool lunch we had today quickly.

Sandwich Lunch!

Since we’ve read this blog post on From Germanihon-Marie, with love, we’ve wanted to try it. So we got ingredients last weekend and finally made it today!

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

– 1 pc. of tomato (100yen)
– 1 small pack of ham (150yen)
– 1 pack of Mozzarella cheese (300yen)
– 2 tbps. of Genovese basil sauce
– 1 pc. of baguette (200yen)

sandwich ingredients
A jar of genovese basil sauce was about 300yen at Gyomu supermarket.

It costs 750 yen which makes it 375 yen for each!

Make Sandwich(es)!

Spread genovese basil sauce on one side.

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Toasted the baguette at work.

Place sliced ham.

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Then the sliced tomato.

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And sliced Mozzarella cheese!

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NOTE: I cut/sliced them before hand at home.

Tada! Cool, isn’t it?

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Lastly

We did enjoy our lunch under the beautiful autumn sky. It couldn’t be better!

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Thanks germanymarie for introducing this best sandwich ever (although I made a little change). It definitely made our day!

See you around!