Yakumo | 八雲
Style: Shoyu Wontonmen
Bowl to Crush: Tokusei Wontmen Shiro Dashi | 特製ワンタン麺 白だし
Yakumo opened in 2005 and has been on the short list of best wontonmen shops in Tokyo ever since. The master studied at Tantantei, the famous wontonmen outpost in Hamadayama.
Yakumo offers two types of ramen, a shiro soup (made with white shoyu) and a kuro option (made with black shoyu). Both bowls are quite refined, but the shop specialty is the more delicate shiro dashi, which has a mild taste of konbu and a whiff of the ocean. The handmade wontons come in the standard combo of pork and shrimp. The menma is firm in the sticks and almost juicy. The succulent roasted chashu has been cured slightly in the Chinese style — a little sweet, very satisfying. The presentation is immaculate. This is a beautiful bowl.
Yakumo's kitchen is run with precision and professionalism. The shop is classy, neat, and organized. The result is pure elegance.
Opening Hours: Wed-Sun: 11:30am-3:30pm, 5pm-9pm; Mon: 11:30am-3:30pm
Days Closed: Tuesday
3-6-15 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
東京都目黒区東山3-6-15 エビヤビル 1F