Abura soba can be translated to “oil noodles” and it’s a great meal for anybody not thinking too hard about their own arteries getting slowly clogged down. My co-worker strongly recommended Kasuga-Tei when I recently visited Tokyo. I had a meeting near Tokyo Station and the shop in Akihabara was the nearest one.
The shop is a short walk from Akihabara station. If you have never visited Akihabara, the area is swamped by otaku of all kind. Originally, the area was the specialty area for electronic parts, but the manga and games are slowly taking over.
The ordering machine is available in English, Chinese and Korean. Very practical.
As you can see on the left side, you order the abura soba by the weight of the noodles, I ordered the 400g portion.
This is what you get. The pork was hand roasted with a blow torch.
The seasoning: garlic, hot sauce, spicy oil, vinegar and pepper.
I was instructed to mix everything up.
The thick and soup less noodles are coated in fat and oil. It’s delicious. It’s heavy on the stomach. It’s probably addictive and I am lucky I don’t live near an abura soba shop.
Oily mix which I recommend you don’t eat.
If you want to try something new, Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei is a good place. If you eaten there and at ramen Jiro in the same day, send me a message.
Abura Soba Kasuga-Tei Akihabara Branch
Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda, 3 Chome−1−12, 大石ビル
Open 11 AM-11PM