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Fresh Madai Ramen With Increddible Umami in East Tokyo (Kinshicho)

Located 7 minutes from Kinshicho Station in East Tokyo, 'Madai Ramen Mengyo' is a delicious ramen shop that won 'Best Newcomer Ramen' from TRY(Tokyo Ramen of the Year) in 2016. The Madai (sea bream) broth has an unbelievable condensed umami flavor that needs to be experienced!

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Madai Ramen Mengyo: 2016 Tokyo Ramen of the Year (Newcomer category)

Madai Ramen Sengyo is located 7 minutes from the south exit of JR Sobu Line's Kinshicho Station. The shop was crowned as the 'Tokyo Ramen of the Year' in the newcomer's category in 2016 by the well-known TRY (Tokyo Ramen of the Year) award.

The mouth-watering 'Tokusei Madai Ramen'

The restaurant's signature 'Tokusei Madai Ramen' (¥1,050)
The clear, umami-packed madai broth is topped with komatsuna (the green vege), an ajitama (egg), rare chashu, pieces of tai(the fish), and grated yuzu.

The condensed umami of the sea bream soup comes from the quality of the ingredients

The madai(sea bream) used to create this exquisite broth come from Uwajima, on the island of Shikoku. The umami of the fish instantly spreads throughout your mouth on the first sip. The oil and bits of fish that were taken out during the cooking process are added back to the soup, giving it layers of complex flavor.

The noodles use whole-wheat flour from Hokkaido

These medium-thick noodles have been crafted to match the characteristics of the soup, and include whole wheat flour from Hokkaido. The texture of the noodles has a certain similarity to soba noodles, and are deliciously slurp-able.
The rare chashu is cooked at a low temperature to preserve its tenderness, then smoked, giving it an amazing flavor and aroma!

The perfect way to finish the meal

Madai Zassui Don (¥200)
If you've still got a bit of room after the awesome bowl of ramen, order the 'Madai Zassui Don' to finish of the last bit of broth in the bowl. Rice, fish, and green onions mix perfectly with the delectable broth, and is a great way to finish of the meal.


It's clear why this shop won the best newcomer award in 2016. The clear broth packed with umami flavor is something that needs to be experienced by every ramen lover. Check it out next time you're in East Tokyo!
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