Friday, June 12, 2015

Sakura Saku

A new ramen shop, right in my own backyard of Awaza! Sakura Saku was a welcoming shop with a lot of menu options and a vague theme of being run by women in yukatas. They offered shio and shoyu ramen, with either whole grain noodles or Hokkaido wheat noodles. I had a hard time choosing, but ended up going with the whole grain shio. There was a samgyeopsal maze soba too that was tempting...but alas, for another time.


The Bowl
The broth was a fine shio - light and oniony. The noodles stood out a bit more as being hearty, whole wheat ropes, which is unusual in such a light broth. The tender chashu and barrels of onions mixed well with the broth, and on top of the whole thing was a piece of sweet potato for some texture difference. Sakura Saku also served a special black oolong tea guaranteed to help fat digestion. All together a good mix of the expected and the unexpected.


Would I Go Again?
I would and I already have.


Should You Go?
It's not a must-stop, but it provides a solid variety of ramen to make it one of Awaza's best.


麺匠 さくら咲く

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