What Is Abura Soba? Try The New Popular Type of Ramen!
For all ramen lovers, you need to try "Abura soba" out! Abura soba is basically a type of ramen without soup. It might sound weird, but once you have tried, you will get addicted to it. Abura soba originated in Tokyo, and here is the list of hottest abura soba shops there!
Abura soba literally means "oil noodles", which sounds weird and greasy. But it is actually delicious and healthier then normal ramen. It consists of thick noodles, toppings, and most importantly, it has "tare" (thick soy sauce) on the bottom of the bowl instead of soup.
How to eat
2. All abura soba shops should have vinegar and ra-yu (red chili oil) on the table, which go really well with the noodles. Add them later and mix well again.
Where to eat delicious abura soba in Tokyo?
Tokyo Aburagumi Sohonten (東京油組総本店)
They offer all the sizes of abura soba (small, regular, large) at the same price, 760 yen! The chewy noodles are topped with chunks of bamboo shoots, roasted pork, shredded seaweed, and chopped green onions. You mix all with the thick savory sauce on the bottom. You can add other toppings like a soft-boiled egg too.
Their abura soba is light yet very flavorful that you can easily finish it. Enjoy changing the flavors by putting the chili oil, vinegar, and chopped onions which will also add texture! One great thing is the regular abura soba costs only 600 yen!
They are well known for the abura soba with gravy sauce made from pork and chicken simmered for 2 days. When you mix everything and slurp the noodles, the rich flavors of gravy and soy sauce spread throughout your mouth. This is truly addictive.
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