|拉麺 さわら木(らーめん さわらぎ)|
Ramen Sawaragi is a ramen restaurant located halfway between Kyoto Gyoen and Nijo Castle. It is a relatively new restaurant that opened in December 2010. From the several varieties of ramen offered in this restaurant, niboshi(dried small sardines) ramen is the most noteworthy. As its name indicates, it is a ramen made with soup of dried sardines. Also, as a side menu, there are croquettes. It is rare to see croquette available at a ramen restaurant, but they seem to be quite popular.
In the menu, one can find different set meals consisting of ramen, an a-la-carte menu and rice. Today, I chose the "croquette teishoku"(croquette set). In the case of a set meal, the ramen dish is usually Shoyu ramen(ramen noodles in soy-sauce flavored soup), but I got it changed to niboshi ramen, and paid a plus for the price difference.
The dried small sardine scent of the soup was good, and it tasted refreshing, matching the rather thin noodles to create a Japanese style taste ramen. The cha-shao(Szechuan ramen with roasted pork fillet) from the topping was not very fatty, with a simple and delicious flavor. As for the croquettes, they were just fried and crisp, and flaky in the inside - delicious!
Besides niboshi ramen, I would also love to try "Shoyu ramen", "tantanmen"(Szechuan style sesame hot noodles) and others. It is restaurant that makes one want to go often.
416-1 Higashiuratsujicho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
|Open||11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. colosed - Saturday|
|Access||3 minute walk from City Bus Stop Fucho-Mae 10 minute walk from Subway Marutamachi Station|