It’s easy to spot Toy Box with its signature red noren curtains marking the entrance. The shop offers shoyu (soy), shio (salt) and miso ramen (¥850 each), but the shoyu is the star here. The handpicked Aizu chicken and high quality soy sauce give the broth a gentle and uncomplicated, yet deep, flavour. The thin, flat noodles complement the soup well and the bowl is topped off with menma bamboo shoots and a chashu pork slice.
For something different, try the shio ramen, boasting a broth made from chicken, five kinds of salt, kelp, shiitake mushrooms, dried saury, shrimp and vegetables. The thick, salty soup melds well with the extra seafood in the stock.