Tag: soba

Ichiban Noodle Bar, Glasgow

Ichiban Noodle Bar, Glasgow

Ichiban means number one in Japanese. And Ichiban Noodle Bar might just be number one for Japanese food in Glasgow! It was one of our dinner stops for a wild night in the city (in terms of stuffing our faces). Originally established in 1998 the […]

Mr Tonkatsu, Harbord Village, Toronto

Mr Tonkatsu, Harbord Village, Toronto

If you didn’t already know what tonkatsu is, it’s a deep fried pork cutlet served with shredded raw cabbage, sweet sauce, and rice. And if you want a most excellent one check out Mr Tonkatsu on Bloor Street West. I had a quaint evening exploring the […]

Dim T, Fitzrovia, London

Dim T, Fitzrovia, London

I love the review for this place that simply summarised it as “quality of the dim sum of horrific… but it at least has the decency to be cheap”.  I was more complimentary. I was content with my recent outing, we were out for a leaving lunch for one of the office. Dim T Charlotte Street is in a beautiful, modern setting. The al fresco seating would have been fantastic for the incoming afternoon rays. As a pan-Asian restaurant, nothing on the menu has much authenticity in taste, so you’d be forgiven if you thought these weren’t Asian dishes.

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Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Fitzroy

Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Fitzroy

I was a fan of Shimbashi’s original store in the city, so felt excited when they took the former Huxtable space on Smith Street. The store’s been open for a little while now, and I checked out their offerings with a friend. We shared a large serve […]

Salon De Sushi, South Melbourne

Salon De Sushi, South Melbourne

I checked out Salon De Sushi on Clarendon Street this week, as part of my ever continuing conquest of all lunch options near work. The setup is a bit different from the norm with the sushi options boxed up ready to go in shelves and […]

Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Melbourne

Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Melbourne

As bit of a noodle noob I’ve largely often gone with ramen (as highly evident here) and Shimbashi is my first foray into a soba noodle specialist store. According to Google, the difference is the soba noodle is made from buckwheat flour so there is a slight nuttiness to the flavour versus ramen which is made from wheat. Anyway I was pretty impressed with the quality of the noodles and dishes here and the service is top notch fantastic. The wheat comes from Tassie and you do feel there is a lot of effort behind the scenes to get every detail perfect.

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I ordered the Kamonan Soba Warm which was a bowl of soba served with duck and mushrooms. The clear broth had a pleasant sweetness that did bring out the best of the ingredients included. I wasn’t hugely into the duck as the pieces were a bit big but it was a good mix of toppings with complementary profiles. I did finish off my evening with a sake infused pudding with a yuzu citrus jam and this made for an ideal ending with a sharp citrus note and a playful, bouncy texture. Definitely keen to check out some more soba-orientated eating in the future.

8.5/10

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