It was one wet morning that I just woke up and checked on weather forecast because our initial plan was to go to Mt. Fuji. Due to the weather condition, we decided to scrap that and just go Tsukiji for breakfast and later take the famous water bus from Asakusa to Odaiba.
Nope, we didn’t wake up at 4 plus 5 am just for the auction in the fish market. Vai had totally no interest in Tsukiji so she just asked us to tapao any food for her as breakfast. It’s a very carefree trip.
While walking around, we got attracted by this smell that was so familiar to us! It’s like Seria Kolomee with the small bowl of complimentary soup pour in… The perfect combination of the kolomee sauce with the soup. To be honest, after so many days in Japan, we’re starting to miss food like Laksa, fried kueh tiaw and kolomee. And we exchanged a look and immediately got what we’re both thinking… We’re so gonna eat this for breakfast!
*Plus… we’re seriously not in the mood for cold sushi in this early morning eventhough we know Tsukiji market is famous for that. The bowl of piping hot noodle soup was like so so seductive to us you know. Especially it smells like it’s from home (town) *
Chuka Soba Inoue serves one and only one type of ramen which I mentioned earlier, the soy-based ramen. Actually, in my opinion and memory, this is probably the best ramen I had throughout my Tokyo trip. And probably the cheapest too. It’s just so simple, not fancy but it just hit the right spot!
In this trip, the three of us had this go-with-the-flow plan. We only planned which area to visit, but we didn’t insist in visiting any must-go, must-see, must-eat places but know what.. we gradually bumped into something famous and we like. So everytime we’re like, hey.. you know what, I heard there’s this famous something something around this place… Let’s just walk around and see we’ll find it. If we found it, yay. Else nevermind also~
I like their dedication. You see, they only sell one thing and they make sure it’s the best quality they can offered. Honestly speaking, it’s very very rare that you’ll get to eat lousy food in Japan because I think Japanese prepares their food with pride. Even those food in konbini tasted good.
The workflow is so smooth. The uncle on the left pours in the broth and cooks the noodles. The one of the right put the topping (just chashu, bamboo shoots and onions) and there’s another young man clearing up tables and get the bills.
This uncle. Ring any bell?
Can you see how we smiled? It was one splendid experience really. While eating, we stood next to a few english-speaking gentlemen and had a little conversation. We’re very surprised that they knew where’s Brunei and in fact, knows quite a lot about Brunei because they had a friend worked in BSP before.
It’s quite rare you know…
築地井上 Chuka Soba Inoue
Open: 04:30 – 13:30
Closed on Sundays
Take the Tokyo Metro to Tsukiji Station and head towards exit 1 and make a left turn. You will see signboards everywhere actually. Inoue will be on your left facing the road. Order your ramen and eat it standing up at one of the tables out front.