Motomachi Shokudo is apparently opened by the same ramen chef that owns/opened Kintaro Ramen. This new restaurant is supposed to be the healthier alternative to the fatty pork fat based Kintaro Ramen. Here the chef uses only organic ingredients and the soup base is made from organic chicken rather than pork fat.
As you can see, the restaurant is quite small. However, perhaps due to the petite size the aroma of Ramen noodles permeates every corner of the restaurant. You will notice this when you open the door.
I’ve read about the Charcoal noodle soup they offer here. According to the owners, the charcoal is supposedly good for your health. I know that the Japanese use charcoal in various household items mostly to deodourize (you will see if you visit Daiso). However, I’m personal not quite sure about ingesting it.
Having said that, I ordered it.
The soup has charcoal alright. It was pretty dark and black. However there was not much taste to the charcoal specifically. Perhaps the chicken broth has overpowered it, or it’s not even there for the taste.
This was good. Very hearty and with lots of condiments. I especially liked the soft-boiled egg. The ramen noodles itself were very chewy and not at all overcooked. I also like how they chose to use more unusual veggies (I don’t even know what it is).
Boyfriend ordered the Spicy Miso Ramen with Organic Chicken. He said it wasn’t spicy enough but the broth was still very tasty. He really enjoyed it.
The ramen here is more expensive than your usual ramen. But then they try to use organic ingredients here which I guess raises the cost of production too.
I would definitely come by again.