For the first time ever a ramen restaurant has been awarded a star by the Michelin Guide book!

Written by Daichi
5 Dec 2015
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The 2016 Michelin Guide to Tokyo has just been released. As many of you already know, it is the most refined, well known rating guide book in the world.

Evaluation method

They rate restaurants and hotels using Michelin stars.
If an establishment acquires 3 stars that means they are the best in the business. But even acquiring 1 star is competitive.
According to statistics, there are 190,000 places to eat in Tokyo. Amongst them, the number of the restaurants scoring 3 stars are only 13, 2 stars - 51, and 1 star - 153. This illustrates that restaurants earning a single star are a very few.

Michelin Guide 2016 Tokyo

They rate restaurants and hotels using Michelin stars.
If an establishment acquires 3 stars that means they are the best in the business. But even acquiring 1 star is competitive.
According to statistics, there are 190,000 places to eat in Tokyo. Amongst them, the number of the restaurants scoring 3 stars are only 13, 2 stars - 51, and 1 star - 153. This illustrates that restaurants earning a single star are a very few.

Until recent times, shops earning stars used to be exclusive restaurants where the average cost of dining was more than 10,000 yen , and only served course meals. Making those restaurants unaffordable for most travellers.

However, this year a ramen shop (Japanese Soba Noodles 蔦(Tsuta)) acquired the very first star in the history of the Michelin Guide book. A remarkable achievement!
Though the restaurant opened recently in 2012, their reputation is very good. One often needs to line up for more than an hour to eat there. What special taste can only be experienced there?

Japanese Soba Noodles 蔦(Tsuta)

Their main dish is (Shyoyu soba). They blend 2 kinds of broth together creating a perfect balance. One broth uses vegetables and high quality chicken as a base. The other broth is a seafood base which uses lots of clams. The thin Japanese soba noodles absorb the delicious soup. As soon as it's in your mouth you will recognize the rich aroma. Unbelievably they also use truffles, one of the world's three delicacies, in their soup! The black truffle oil and sauce is used on ramen noodles!

Chashyu Pork (300yen) is also highly recommended as well. It is not so fatty, so you can enjoy the flavor of the pork itself. Some ramen connoisseur says that this is the hallmark of perfect ramen.

Other dishes on the menu are Shiosoba(850yen)、Tsukesoba(900yen)、Nikumeshi(250yen) and others

Again, you will have to line up to dine here. Make sure you allow plenty of time !

Japanese Soba Noodles 蔦(Tsuta)

Japanese Soba Noodles 蔦(Tsuta)

Address
1-14-1 Sugamo Toyoshima-ku Tokyo
Access
1min walk from Sugamo station South gate exit on JR Yamanote line
Time
11:00-16:00  Or closed when ingredients run out.
Days off
Tue,Wed
URL(Japanese)
http://ramendb.supleks.jp/s/54957.html