Back again for some "to be frankie" (to be frank).
I always try to stay honest and frank about everything. Let's begin :)
The noodle store that I want to be talking about today is 油そば or (油そば 東京油組総本店).
So you've tried
(photo source: me)
Here's a picture of the standard noodles that they serve to you. (I'm going to start referring to the noodles as 油そば so that it's easier to type.)
Just like almost any other noodle store in Tokyo, you purchase the ticket for your noodles prior to sitting down.
There are technically two types of sobas you can order at ABURASOBA:
1.) 油そば (standard abura soba) - 760 yen
2.) 辛味噌油そば (spicy miso flavored abura soba) - 820 yen
Under the noodles, they have already placed their sauce under it. However, there is a special way to eating 油そば ... at least according to most of the stores I've been to.
How to eat the noodles:
Once they give you your 油そば, here's the fun part.
You'll see two bottles and some containers in front of your seat.
Namely the vinegar, spicy oil, garlic, red pepper sauce (I think), and black pepper.
What they tell you to do is to squeeze the bottles and put in two bowl sized circles of the spicy oil and the vinegar.
After putting in the "dressing" you mix it with your chopsticks, and then it's ready to eat.
(You can also purchase toppings, if you like)
I've tried several 油そば in Tokyo, and to be frankie about it, both my friends and I find 油そば to be the better tasting option.
I've heard a lot of people choose to add an egg (topping) to their noodles. (Unfortunately, I never felt the urge to add an egg to my 油そば)
That's it for now guys!
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If you're interested, I highly suggest you visit 油そば if you're in Tokyo.
Until next time everyone :)