Tuesday, February 24, 2015

IPPUDO SHIROMARU BASE: another late-night shibuya slurp

Ippudo got me hooked on drunken pork tonkotsu, so I'm always on the lookout for their newest renditions.

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Kyushu maesters opened up a shop in the heart of Shibuya's Center Gai, right around the corner from the local Family Mart. This is, quite possibly, the best location for a shop in the entire world.

Ippudo's trademark jasmine tea

Ippudo is known for their akamaru red and shiromaru white bowls. The former has a deeper flavor, topped with burned garlic oil and homemade rayu oil, while the latter is the fatty, porky original. This new shop only offers the shiromaru, but at a slightly discounted price so you can trick it out with your choice from a wealth of toppings. Two for a hundred yen!

This is the standard. And no waiting an hour for your bowl while hipsters sip cocktails and take selfies.

Shiromaru ramen (700yen)

Shiromaru won't win any awards, unless your liver is giving out Oscars for Best Booze Sponge. This is just a simple, solid, post-drinking bowl, no frills, no fuss.

Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Udagawa-cho 25-3
Closest stn: Shibuya

Open from 11-5am (6am on weekends)


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