Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mugi to Olive

Continuing my visit to Tokyo, I tried to go to super famous Kagari in Ginza. After waiting on line for a few minutes, though, the staff guaranteed me that I would be waiting at least a couple hours more. I had plans to go see Awa Odori in Koenji, so I didn't have that kind of time.

Instead I went to Mugi to Olive, a gourmet ramen shop just down the road. They offer myriad interesting bowls, and I chose the special chicken sardine clam triple soba.


その代わり、近くにある「むごとおりーぶ」グルメラーメン屋さんに行ってみました。いろいろなおもろそうなメニューがあって、特製鶏 煮干 蛤 トリプルSOBAにしました。

The Bowl
The base of the soup itself was a very drinkable but roasty shoyu. There was a slight fishiness at first that grew deeper as the three namesake toppings found their way deeper into the soup. "Mugi" means wheat, and sure enough the noodles were dark and some of the wheatiest I've had. The bowl was adorned by some hearty potato sticks, in addition to the tangy, mild chicken, and tough but juicy chashu. The hamaguri were a nice bonus too, but their main contribution was slowly tilting the soup to be more deeply seafood flavored. There was so much going on in this bowl; and there were some misses, like the egg that felt out of place, most of it worked well.


Would I Go Again?


Should You Go?


I was able to eat with enough time to meet my friends for Awa Odori!


Ginza Noodles むぎとオリーブ

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