Homare is Kashiwa's most well-regarded ramen. A thick miso ramen, it's perfect for these cold times. Winter is coming, and the only prescription is miso ramen.
|Miso ramen (720yen)|
The miso here is hot and thick, but it doesn't taste as heavy as most places because the broth is cut with shiitake mushrooms. As a result, the flavor is mild and eminently slurpable, one of the best I've ever had.
The noodles are excellent. Chewy, curly, and perfect for this kind of broth.
|Red tsukemen (770yen)|
The miso tsukemen is terrific too, and is able to be customized according to five different color templates. This one was "Red," meaning it had lots of chili powder and a yuzu citris kick. I could easily see myself coming here and trying out all five styles.
Homare is usually packed with college students from the nearby universities. If only I could have eaten ramen like this back when I was in college...
Chiba, Kashiwa, Asahimachi 1-7-11
Closest stn: Kashiwa
Open from 11am-1am