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Kyoto-style Dashi Soymilk Ramen

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nomadmanhattan Sep 11, 2013 12:41 PM

Anyone on the board knows where I can find the Kyoto style ramen, especially the one with soymilk broth? I am craving for something like what I had at Mamezen Soba in Kyoto. Thanks!

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  1. Silverjay RE: nomadmanhattan Sep 11, 2013 01:07 PM

    Have never heard of soymilk ramen but maybe a place like Souen makes that sort of thing.

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      Melanie Wong RE: Silverjay Sep 14, 2013 12:44 PM

      I opened this thread wondering if soy milk ramen might be "a thing". I've actually had it in Sacramento at Shoki and enjoyed it very much, more than its other stocks.
      http://shokiramenhouse.com/

      It opened a ramen shop in Kobe briefly, but closed it recently due to family reasons.

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        nomadmanhattan RE: Melanie Wong Sep 14, 2013 02:00 PM

        Thank you! I make sure Imake a pit stop next time on my business trip. Are they interested in expanding to E coast :)

    2. Miss Needle RE: nomadmanhattan Sep 11, 2013 01:30 PM

      I don't think you're going to find anything like Mamezen in NYC. Closest approximation may be the Korean kong gook su, noodles in a cold soymilk broth. The broth is generally vegetarian (just soybeans) so it won't have the same taste as the broth you had at Mamezen.

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        nomadmanhattan RE: Miss Needle Sep 11, 2013 02:20 PM

        Not even in places like Cocoron?

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          Lau RE: nomadmanhattan Sep 11, 2013 02:53 PM

          i dont believe cocoron has it, i eat there a couple times a month and have not seen it

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            nomadmanhattan RE: Lau Sep 11, 2013 03:02 PM

            Hmm. The other day I was talking about soy milk base hot pot, which is quite popular in HK and Szechuan. Then I suddenly wanted a bowl of soy tonyu ramen :/ Thanks for saving me a trip to Cocoron.

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              Lau RE: nomadmanhattan Sep 11, 2013 03:08 PM

              well a trip to cocoron is def not a waste if uve never been

              cold sansai soba + chicken meatballs, thats the way to go

              which reminds me i need to write an updated review for the sansai soba
              https://www.lauhound.com/2011/01/coco...

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                foodwhisperer RE: Lau Sep 14, 2013 09:22 AM

                I have never been to cocoron. I like their website. And seems like a really good place to try.

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                  Lau RE: foodwhisperer Sep 14, 2013 09:34 AM

                  yah its great, i live really close to it so i eat there probably a couple times a month at least

                  btw go to the one at 37 kenmare (thats where i go), the food is the same at either branch, but the 37 kenmare branch is bigger and there is more seating (and usually no wait at this one too)

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                    foodwhisperer RE: Lau Sep 14, 2013 09:54 AM

                    thanks for the info

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        Shirang RE: nomadmanhattan Sep 11, 2013 02:23 PM

        Terakawa has tonyu ramen sometimes

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          nomadmanhattan RE: Shirang Sep 11, 2013 02:51 PM

          Thanks, will check it out.

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          cheekyelephant RE: nomadmanhattan Sep 14, 2013 09:03 AM

          Hinomaru in astoria has a ramen with soy milk broth

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            nomadmanhattan RE: cheekyelephant Sep 14, 2013 01:48 PM

            Iteresting! Too bad they don't have an online menu so I could not tell how they are making it. Guess I should just go!

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