Tuesday, September 15, 2015

しながわ Shinagawa: soul men

Basso Drill-Man was so good that we wanted more from the drilling men. We decided to check out more of its chukasoba brethren at the Ikebukuro brother shop, Shinagawa, which specializes in "Japanese soul noodles."

The chukasoba is their main breadwinner (trademark Saint Seiya).

Chukasoba (800yen)

Thin but firm noodles, deep and dark shoyu soup, and fatty chashu is a more refined, but still robust, complement to Drillman. These guys have clearly learned well.

But what might set Shinagawa apart from its aniki is the outstanding niboshi soba.

Tokusei niboshi soba (1000yen)

Umami-rich, laden with lots of seabura pork backfat, and paired with chopped white onions, this bowl is packed with smoky, savory flavor.

The Basso brand is primed to explode.

Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Nishi-Ikebukuro 4-19-14
Closest stn: Kanamecho

Open from 1130am-330pm and 5-9pm


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