Tokushima, a major city on Japan's smallest major island of Shikoku, is home to one of the most famous local styles of ramen. The signature points are a heavy, porky soup flavored with soy sauce and topped with a sliced pork stir fry and a raw egg. A few shops have made the 600km journey from Tokushima to Tokyo, and JAC is one of them.
JAC is actually more of a Tokushima-inspired bowl. Sure, the fried pork and raw egg are there, but the soup is a little more refined, blending chicken and pork to give a more mellow taste. Their deluxe bowl (JAC Soba Y900) is worth it; a bit more fried pork and an extra half-cooked egg make for a satisfying slurp.
by Brian MacDuckston
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.