Kyoto Karasuma : Wajo ryomen SUGARI (和良醸麺 すがり)

When I walked around Karasuma area, I felt like eating something.
And I felt chill a bit, so I wanted to eat warm ramen.
I searched for good ramen shop nearby on the internet, and I found “Wajo ryomen SUGARI”.

It was around 2 p.m. So, I thought there’s not much people. Actually there were only four men waiting in front of the door.

But. old house in Kyoto is hard to know from its appearance.
There’s a door outside. That’s known by this photo.

As soon as I opened the door, I found there was long narrow alley and there was about 10 people waiting (I took this photo when I got out of the shop.). It was already past 2 p.m. !

And the waiting time was not the end.
There’s courtyarda ahead X(
And about four chairs for waiting are in the shop.

After all, I waited over 1 hour. If I knew I have to wait such a long time, I would have gone another ramen shop.

But it’s worth waiting.

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Ticket vending machine

There’s a ticket vending machine before the door for courtyarda.
From left to right, ramen, tsukemen and curry tsukemen. There’s English menu. So, don’t worry 😉

There’re counter seats only. It had good atmosphere.

Awesome motsu tsukemen

Though I intended to eat ramen before I got to there, I searched for much about this shop while waiting.

And I found SUGARI’s outstanding food is “motsu tukemen”.
Motsu tsukemen is tsukemen with simmered pork giblet.
And photos on the internet looked so tasty. So, I bought a ticket of 1.5 portion of motsu tsukemen with ajitama (1,000 yen)
*Minimum portion of tsukemen is 1.5.

When I handed my ticket, the man asked me about my noodles.
They have two types of noodles. Normal one and Yuzu noodles.

This was the first time to visit there, so, I chose normal noodles.

Noodles made of whole wheat flour had springy texture.
The soup looked greasy. This soup having broth of chickens and seafood was, certainly, so thick. But it was not greasy but creamy and it tasted smooth.

Noodles dressed with this soup was delicious. Of course, the ajitama (boiled egg), too.

It was enough tasty as it is, but there are some condiments on the table.
I rarely eat tsukemen because the soup become lukewarm quickly.

But this shop use Staub for serving soup. So, there’s no worry about that. I could enjoy warm soup until last.

The giblet was good, too. After finished eating noodles, the staff added soup into my staub. Of course, I drunk it up.

I’ll visit there next time, too.

Location

About Wajo Ryomen SUGARI (和醸良麺 すがり)

Address / 471-1 Kannondo-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / Not open to the public

Open / 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and another national holidays / 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed / No scheduled

Smoking / Not permitted
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable
English Menu / OK
URL / http://www.takakura-nijo.jp/(in Japanese only)

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