Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tori Soba 145

A new shop had just opened on Dotonbori, which is almost too easy to visit. I'm always happy when I can visit a shop on its first day, as I was able to with chicken ramen shop Tori Soba 145, the last part pronounced "hiyoko". I went with the standard tori paitan soba, though I was tempted by the shio and miso versions.


The Bowl
As soon as the bowl arrived, I could smell its strong aroma: oil and chicken fat reminiscent of the first whiff of entering a yakitori shop. The soup's flavors backed up this scent; milky if a bit thin and full of fat and flavor. The noodles were round and a bit thin, but the smoothness of the broth if not the full flavor was carried over. Sure enough the meat in the bowl was not pork but grilled chicken, completing the yakitori-style experience, and keeping it available to customers who can't eat pork.


Would I Go Again?
I'm not in a rush to, but maybe one day if I don't feel like traveling or trying somewhere new.


Should You Go?
If you're looking for a simple and solid chicken bowl in Dotonbori, Tori Soba 145 merits a visit.



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