Menya Mori is a Tsukemen(ramen noodles accompanied by soup for dipping) restaurant located on 'Sanjo Mitengai'(*1), near the entrance to Kawaramachi-dori street. Although there are many Tsukemen restaurants featuring noodles with large-sized, dazzling toppings, this Tsukemen restaurant offers noodles high in dietary fiber served in low-fat soup, with each topping being cooked carefully by hand. They do not use any chemical seasonings so their dishes are healthy; also recommended for ladies.
*1 Sanjo Meitengai - it's a shopping mall on Sanjo-dori street which has a dome style roof with a fine cupola on top and mosaic work in the pavement, located on the west side Kawaramachi, between Kawaramachi-dori street and Teramachi-dori street.
Menya Mori's tsukemen has 3 different quantities of noodles and 6 different types of soup.
You can choose noodles in 3 (small:150g, medium:200g, large:300g). all of them are the same price.
You can also choose from 6 different types of soup: soy sauce based Tori-Buta-Gyokai soup(Chicken, Pork and See food Tsukemen soup), salt based Tori-Buta-Gyokai soup, sesame(spicy), tomato, miso and Sakekasu(sake lees).
On that day, I ordered the medium noodles and the sauce based Tori-Buta-Gyokai soup, with a boiled egg as an additional topping.
The soup is made by cooking chicken, pork meat and bones, dried bonito flake, dried mackerel flake, vegetables, etc. for 11 hours. The noodles are light-brown home-made noodles containing a blend of wheat flour, whole grain flour, and roasted bran. Additional accompaniments included char siu(roasted pork fillet), as well as burdock and komatsuna(japanese mustard spinach). The egg was soft boiled and had a lovely flavor. The soup had been cooked carefully over a long period of time; it was creamy and had a deliciously complex flavor. It went really well with the aromatic, sticky noodles. It was delicious.
The restaurant opened in September, 2012 so everything is fresh and clean inside. This is a comfortable restaurant even for a woman to eat on her own. It has dining tables, seats at the counter, as well as seating on the second floor.
31 Daikokucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市中京区三条河原町西入る大黒町31 三条館 1F
|Open||11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.|
|Access||4 minute walk from Subway Kyoto city hall Station 5 minute walk from Keihan Sanjo Station|