Ramen

Epically Delicious Ginger Ramen in Futako-tamagawa, Tokyo

“Ayu Ramen” is a cozy 7-seater ramen  shop in Futako-tamagawa that serves delicious ginger ramen. They actually call it “ginger soba” (shouga soba) but I’d say it’s closer to ramen. And it’s freaking amazing…especially if ginger is your thing.

Epically Delicious Ginger Ramen in Futako-tamagawa, Tokyo

Ginger ramen (soba) is the only item available at lunch. They change it up at dinner, when they only serve their “ayu ramen”. This distinct ramen has a whole fish in it – an ayu fish (also known as sweetfish).

Epically Delicious Ginger Ramen in Futako-tamagawa, Tokyo 1

Be warned that Ayu Ramen is like sauna when you walk in. But it’s clear this heat is worth bearing the moment your food arrives.

Epically Delicious Ginger Ramen in Futako-tamagawa, Tokyo 2

The broth is a bit milky but not too rich or kotteri. The ginger rightfully takes over. You’ll see that in the middle of the ramen there’s deep-fried renkon (lotus root), which has a nice saku saku (crunchiness) to it. They also give you a bit of yomogi to put in your ramen if you like. Yomogi is a bitter leaf and being very potent, adds an new dimension to the broth and noodles.

In addition to the ginger soba, you can order some handmade onigiri (rice ball). Nice touch to top off your lunch.

Epically Delicious Ginger Ramen in Futako-tamagawa, Tokyo 3

Epically Delicious Ginger Ramen in Futako-tamagawa, Tokyo 4

Address:  3-15-12 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (東京都 世田谷区 玉川 3-15-12 玉川3丁目マンション102号)
Train Station: Futako Tamagawa (Denentoshi Line)
Shop Hours: Everyday! 11:30~14:00 (or until they run out) 18:00~1:00 (or until they run out)

More Info: Tabelog Link

You Might Also Like