Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Vegetablian Tokyo 38 - Afuri

Afuri is a Ramen chain with a few shops in Tokyo:
They serve one vegan option, but be careful, as not all the shops really have it on the menu! When we tried the Sangenjaya store, they did not have it.
In Shinjuku however, they definitely serve the vegan Ramen and quite a while ago I also ate it at the Ebisu store. It's seasonal vegan Ramen for 1.350 Yen. The many vegetable toppings are really nice, but the broth is pretty light - for my taste a bit too light.
I think there are better vegan Ramen out there, but if you happen to be in Shinjuku and want to eat something vegetarian, it is definitely worth to try.

Seasonal Vegan Ramen

1 Chome-1-5 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023

Vegetablian Tokyo 37 - Chabuzen

Chabuzen is a restaurant located between the stations Shimokitazawa and Daitabashi. It serves "Yakuzen" cuisine, which is food using special spices that are supposed to have health benefits. The shop is very small with only two tables, where you sit on the ground, and seats on the counter.
Ramen and curry are the main dishes served. I tried the yeast Ramen "Dragon" (950 Yen) and enjoyed it, but it was not  the best Ramen I ever had. On another occasion I tried the black Sri Lanka curry (950) and it was super spicy. I liked it, but would only recommend it, if you can handle spicy.
I definitely want to come back to try the other dishes and I like the shop, because it has a very homey atmosphere. Only one elderly guy cooking the food and serving the customers.
Ramen "Dragon"

Ramen Menu

Curry Menu

6 Chome-16-20 Daita, Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō-to 155-0033

Vegetablian Tokyo 36 - Kyushu Jangara

Kyushu Jangara is a Ramen shop which serves a vegan option (1000Yen).
It is a restaurant chain with stores all over Japan. We went to the one in Harajuku, but there are more shops in Ikebukuro, Akihabara, Omotesando ... Check out there website for details: http://kyushujangara.co.jp/shops/

The Ramen had a nice and strong taste and I would definitely recommend it. As it's not all vegan it's especially recommendable if you want to eat out together with someone who likes to eat meat.

1 Chome-13-21 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001