Surrounded by the popular commercial facilities such as Lumine, Marui (OI), Tokyu Hands and many others, Kitasenju is one of the major terminals, where JR line, Tokyo Metro line, Tobu line, Tsukuba Express line connects.
While these train lines provide easy access to Shibuya, Nakameguro, and Ginza, this district is well known for the peaceful riverside environment of Arakawa river.
You can enjoy jogging or cycling everyday, and the riverside fireworks by Arakawa river is one of the most popular fireworks in summer in Japan.
“A very unique ramen in Kitasenju!”
There was no reason not to visit the restaurant when I heard this.
As you walk around the residential district a few minutes from the station, you’ll notice that old houses are everywhere in this town.
A dango shop is old too.
Yarikake dango is one of the MUSTs you should try in Kitasenju.
The shop is located just a few minutes from SAKURA HOUSE Kitasenju!
Here we are.
Among variety of ramen on the menu, Mizuiro (light blue) Ramen sounded strange enough for my lunch.
Here it comes!
I wasn’t quite ready for this.
It IS mizuiro (light blue).
Pale noodle emerges from the soup.
Remember that this is ramen, and it’s edible.
Contrary to its shocking appearance, it was really good ramen.
After I tried some, I added vinegar as the owner suggested.
Okay. I’ll do whatever he says about this mizuiro food.
what a …
Now it’s pink!
Vinegar changed the color of the soup!
I added a bit more, and Mizuiro Ramen became Pink Ramen.
The owner said that many people end up making the soup too sour as they add too much vinegar to make it pink.
…like I almost did.
This is what the customers sitting right next to me were trying.
Another “wow” of the day.
It’s ice cream on top.
“Ice Cream Ramen” sounds like it’s just for summer, but you can try this through the year.
Mizuiro was not quite appetizing, but the appearance never stopped me.
It was really good.
“Take care” instead of “thank you” was the word from the owner when I left the restaurant.
What’s in the mizuiro soup? Will I be okay?
Ramen restaurant Kikuya near Kitasenju station.
I feel like I’ll be here again to try something else.