Afuri's Yuzu Ramen in Ebisu (阿夫利)

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Ebisu was such a lovely neighbourhood, lined with hidden good eats and good coffees. In our first night in the neighbourhood, we went to the nearby AFURI Ramen, famed for their yuzu tsukemen (dipping ramen) and well, the normal yuzu ramen bowls.  

We walked by some cigarette dispensing machines, which were just outside the stores. Too many cigarettes. Bleah.
 AFURI stood out with its minimalist entrance in the midst of the older signages and buildings.
 Staff were busy preparing the food for hungry patrons in the packed eatery.

Here's the full menu in English. You're welcome. :)
 When we sat down, they gave us this English sign, for us to choose the amount of chicken oil. We went with Tanrei, since it was the AFURI recommended style.

Simple table layout
We ordered the signature Yuzu Tsukemen and the Yuzu Shio (Salt) Ramen. Each ramen comes with braised pork slice, egg and seaweed.  Make sure to ask for the noodles and broth hot if that’s how you like it!
 The broth was tasty and not overly salty, though it was 'salt' ramen. :)

For the Tsukemen, instead of the pork slice, there was the braised pork belly. Melts in your mouth!
The dipping sauce on the side was refreshing, with a good tinge of yuzu. Pretty special, if you ask me.
Can you blame us for finishing it all? There were still slices of yuzu leftover when we were done, though. Really generous with the yuzu. 

AFURI Ramen  阿夫利 恵比寿店
Location: 1F 117 Bld., 1-1-7 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Google Coordinates: 35.64835, 139.71089
Operating Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 am (open daily)
Website: http://afuri.com/