Your standard bowl of ramen at Soup Nuts.
Tokushima-shi Minami Tamiya-cho 1-5-25
* 11:30 – 14:30
* 17:30 – 21:00
* Closed on Wednesdays
For a fresh style of ramen with a fish stock base.
Don’t let the name fool you – soup nuts has little to do with normal soup, or nuts. It is in fact a ramen shop just north of Tokushima Station that, unlike many ramen stores in Tokushima, uses a fish stock base to its soup rather than pork or chicken.
While the stock for the soup has a unique taste that might not be for everyone, the entire menu tastes a new take on the standard ramen fare. The gyouza are served with a special miso sauce instead of standard gyouza sauce, and the menu has a few new additions such as egg with chashuu on rice and other, similar combinations.
A plate of gyouza with miso sauce. More filling than they appear.
And for those who feel that your standard ramen with a side of gyouza is just about right, but be deceived! At first glance the ramen doesn’t seem very big, but once you set out to eating you start to realise how filling it is. The gyouza are also very large, and if anyone ever manages to leave feeling unsatisfied, please send us an email so we can mark the occasion.
Another speciality of the store is “tsuke-men”. Rather than standard ramen where everything is put together in the one bowl of soup, here you are served the soup by itself with a plate of noodles and other ingredients to individually dip in and eat separately.
- Ramen – 630 yen
- Tokusei Ramen (large) – 830 yen
- Tsuke-men – 680 yen
- Tokusei Tsuke-men – 880 yen
- Gyouza – 400 yen
- Onsen Tamago Nose Chashuu-don – 400 yen
The beacon to Soup Nuts - an orange sign poking its head out onto the street.
The store itself is very minimalist, and is a lot less like normal ramen shops and more like a trendy cafe. The seats are hollow stools with room inside them to put bags and other items you might bring with you, and the counter and walls are very bare. It all comes together to give the place a very open atmosphere, but those looking for a homely ramen shop with fifty years of random paraphernalia tacked to the walls might feel a little disappointed.