Yarou – I laughed when I heard the name. There are times when one will feel like eating a big portion of food. The portions are fairly small in Japan and it is hard to find something to fill you without being too costly. Yarou ramen has what you are looking for. This shop boasts the big portions that they serve.
This store is in located in one of the backstreets of the infamous electric town, Akihabara.
When you enter from the door at the corner, the staff will welcome you and you can make your order from the ticket vending machine. I ordered the “Mega Butayarou Ramen” for 1030 yen. After passing my ticket to the staff, they asked me if I wanted fried vegetables or raw vegetables. I requested fried as I took my seat and poured myself a glass of water and waited patiently for them to prepare my ramen.
Right away I was blown away at the portions they served. It was love at first sight with the 3 big round slices of braised chasiu pork and a mountain of vegetables. Under that pile of goodness is finally the ramen. The soup was nice and slightly rich. The meat wasn’t as juicy as I expected but still packed lots of nice flavor. The fried vegetables were fantastically seasoned and matched the soup and noodles. Nice medium thickness and slightly chewy texture on the noodles.
My Verdict: 6/10. Love the portions, Love the flavors. Not enough impact on the taste but the portion makes me want to come back and challenge the even bigger size that they can serve. Will definitely make a second visit when I am in need of a lot of food.
3-2-11, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Open everyday 11:00am-10:30pm(Mon-Sat),11:00am-22:00pm(Sun)
Plenty of seats, 2 floors
5 minute walk from Akihabara Station