Garyu Umami Soba Jiraigen 東京都杉並区和泉 – Tokyo, Japan (Day 9)

If someone were to ask me what my favorite ramen-ya in Tokyo is, I would say Jiraigen (the original soul food noodle) in less than a heartbeat. Seriously folks, there’s nothing outrageous about the ramen here, it’s just naturally good and incredibly honest. Japanese soul food is synonymous with Jiraigen.


Garyu Umami Soba (shoyu): I once said that this was the best shoyu ramen I’ve ever had. And now, I will say it again. This is the best shoyu ramen I’ve ever had!


Funky Chuuka Soba: Sometimes funky means good and sometimes funky means bad. In this case, funky has defined a new level of greatness. Chuuka soba never tasted so good!


The toppings (chashu, menma, mizuna, nori) were great, but the most funkiest were the noodles. Unbelievably good, their structure transcended the most soulful of characters.


You can never go wrong with a huge pile of freshly flavored menma.

2 Replies to “Garyu Umami Soba Jiraigen 東京都杉並区和泉 – Tokyo, Japan (Day 9)”

  1. So, I had a bowl of UFO yakisoba that I bought on sale at Marukai for dinner. What did you have Keizo? Oh, you had the <>best<> shoyu ramen <>ever<>? ……Ok, you win, I guess……

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s