One of the world’s greatest noodle dishes finally receives the award it deserves. Tucked away in one of Japan’s most exclusive nine seater neighbourhood ramen joints, Tokyo’s Tsuta receives the coveted Michelin star.
Although Japan has 217 Michelin-starred restaurants, Tsuta is the first to receive a star as a ramen restaurant, specifically for its incredibly flavoursome broths such as porcini mushroom and rosemary pork, its house-made soba noodles and for the soy ramen, “a clear soup made of kelp, pike fish, and clam stock added to a chicken base and naturally brewed soy sauce.”
“Getting a star was not our priority,” Takatoshi Itami, one of the restaurant’s chefs. told the Agence France-Presse. “The most important thing is that customers like our ramen.” A typical bowl of ramen costs between $7-10 so we’re hoping the new Michelin star doesn’t change the price or the taste.