Mazesoba is a very popular kind of soupless ramen in Japan. In Shimokitazawa you can try an original one that is made from a fusion of a Neapolitan pasta sauce and a Japanese seafood sauce. The result is really addictive! Here's about the popular new dish served at Mazesoba Ken in Shimokitazawa.
Mazesoba Ken is located a 4-minute walk from the Shimokitazawa station. It opened in January 2018 and serves it's own original kind of maze-soba (mixed noodles) that was created through a fusion of Neapolitan pasta and abura-soba (a popular kind of soupless ramen).
Napora-Soba: Western tomato base sauce with Japanese seafood essence
This is their signature dish, the Napora-Soba, which is a blend of Italian style tomato sauce and enriched with a Japanese seafood dashi sauce. Toppings include red onions, fried onions, chashu pork, sweet peppers, eggs, etc. The toppings cover the noodles completely.
The dish is presented beautifully so it's a bit unfortunate that you have to mix it! But that's how you eat maze-soba. All the rich sauce is at the bottom.
Sweet tomatoes and seafood sauce with loads of savoury umami!
The combination of taste is just perfect, and the springy thick noodles make it even more pleasurable to the senses by adding a nice texture that contrasts with some of the crunchy toppings.
The broiled chashu pork is definitely one of the highlights of the dish. Fragrant, tender and savoury, it goes so well with the sauce too.
Add some garlic tabasco sauce!
For those who like their food with a lot of punch, you can even add some garlic tabasco to it for a change in taste. It's spicy, but not to the point that it is overpowering. So perhaps try your dish first as is, and add the tabasco halfway through for a different twist.
How about some great maze-soba in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo? Maze-soba is all the rage in Japan right now, and this resto offers its own addictive version of the dish! Very worth the try!