Komagome: Ramen
Kabochan (Komagome: Ramen)
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-9pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

This tiny ramen shop down a small shopping street was a hand-me-down to the current owner. Kubokawa-san, whose nickname is Kabo-chan, was a well repected ramen hunter before he took over this ramen and kakigori shop. Yes, this is one of those ramen shops that serves Japanese-style shaved ice.

The Shimofuri chukasoba (Y750), named after the small shopping street, is a simple, hearty bowl of shoyu ramen. The previous shop's master was also known for his shoyu ramen, and the training and influence are shown. But in recent years, Kabochan has become quite famous for his spiced miso ramen (R15 Otona no Spicy Miso Chuka Soba Y850). Spices that seem at home in Indian cooking are blended with a rich miso base.

by Brian MacDuckston
Kita-ku, Nishigahara 1-54-1.
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