Hatsugai Shoten

Restaurants, Ramen Nerima
中華そば専門 はつがい商店

Hailing from Saitama's Asaka, this offshoot of chuka soba specialist Zuizan draws both Nerima locals and noodle-lovers from further afield with its surprisingly light tori-paitan take on the classic Tokyo-born dish. Flavoured with a sauce made from scallops and kombu seaweed, the refreshing soup is given one last sprinkle of briskness with a sliced lemon topping. But as the soft, flavourful chicken and pork char siu and orthodox noodles make clear, Hatsugai's creation is still chuka soba – albeit a very adventurous version. Really big eaters will want to go for the Tokusei Tori-Paitan Soba, which comes with a side of rice topped with seared cheese. When you're done with the noodles, slap this mixture into the soup and enjoy the aromatic combo down to the last drop.


Venue name: Hatsugai Shoten
Address: 4-21-10 Heiwadai, Nerima-ku

Opening hours: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm / closed Thu
Transport: Heiwadai Station (Yurakucho, Fukutoshin lines)
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