Ramen Hunting: I found a cool ramen shop, Bassanova, beside Shindaita station near my lab. It serves a number of fusion dishes including this very interesting tom yum ramen–oh yes, as in the sour and spicy Thai soup dish. The ramen’s tom yum soup was adjusted quite nicely to suit the thin noodles that they used. A pair of fried pork dumplings topped the steaming bowl. Even though it was very spicy, I kept going on with the soup to savor the medley of interesting tastes–the heat of the chillis, the zest of lemon grass and tamarind, the umami of pork broth, etc., etc. Four glasses of cold water later, there was an empty bowl in front of sweaty me. I will come back soon for their green-curry ramen.
Komaba neighbors ikimashou!
Address: 東京都世田谷区羽根木1-4-18 (Setagaya-ku, Hanegi 1-4-18)
Store Hours: Open 6:00pm-1:30am. Closed Sundays.
Google Maps: Bassanova