Mugi to Olive
Mugi to Olive (むぎとオリーブ) is a ramen shop located just 3 minutes away from Ginza Station, or about an 8-minute walk from Yurakucho station. It has received the Michelin Guide's Prestigious Bib Gourmand Award for several years in a row and has become quite famous in popular years.
Inside, there are 15 counter seats where you can enjoy watching the chef prepare the ramen right in front of you.
Time to eat the 'Tori Soba'
Mugi to Olive is always innovating and creating interesting bowls of ramen, but one of their most popular is the 'Tori Soba.' Not only does it look beautiful with a variety of toppings, the fragrance is also irresistible!
The toppings include slices of beautifully tender pork and chicken chashu, nagaimo (a kind of Japanese yam), tied naruto (fish cake), chopped green onions, and seaweed.
The noodles are thin and rich with a fragrant wheat flavor. Surprisingly, they are made from a blend of 20 kinds of selected wheat!
The lovely amber soup has a chicken broth base which is made from high-grade chicken cooked for 8 hours. The soy sauce gives it its dark color, and the many subtle and interesting flavors spread in your mouth as you sip the soup.
The chicken and pork chashu are cooked sous vide, making them supremely tender and delectable. The pieces of meat are thinly sliced and go perfectly with the delicate soup.
Next time you're in Ginza, this is one ramen you shouldn't miss! It's a beautifully designed and perfectly executed ramen that satisfies every time.
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