Ramen Soranoiro NIPPON, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Ramen Street, Tokyo Station, Japan.
Chow Down My Vegetables … Xena’s friend Rachel led us to a feast of vegetarian Ramen. We were very happy to sit down to Ramen Soranoiro NIPPON’s incredibly Californian bowl of soup and noodles.
I don’t say that easily, as LA is legendary for their healthy food options and this particular alternative meal was unique, at least to me.
Ramen Soranoiro NIPPON is one of eight joints in the refurbished Tokyo Ramen Street located just outside the Tokyo Station.
There were three of us and we all ordered the vegan Ramen. And, I think it’s fair to say that everyone was kind of blown away by the colourful bowl of food we were each presented with.
In a tacit way we all just started eating and conversation halted while we enjoyed some pretty fabulous broth. With a wide variety of al dente vegetables and even lotus chips made an appearance, a personal favourite.
So, overwhelming is a word I would use to describe this bowl of victuals as there were so many veggies and grains. Yams, barley, cabbage, carrot, tomato and a swipe of chilli paste on the side.
Oh, and lets not overlook that egg, which was perfectly cooked with a dark yellow yolk and possibly the star of the dish. Not to forget the house made noodles either which were al dente and very good eating.
So, all this for the princely sum of ten Australian Dollars was a monumental “find”. But saying that, we were all very happy and thankful for the price of food in Japan. It’s a very affordable place and everything we ate was at a genuine bargain outlay.
Let’s hope these guys bring their wondrous ramen to Australia some time soon.
Queue time was about ten minutes but we got to play with the ordering machine while we waited. Fun.
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