Jan 12, 2016
There are many Chinese restaurants to choose from in Tokyo. When it comes to スーラータンメン / Sura Tanmen (a noodle dish), though, I recommend this one …
The restaurant is called 揚州商人 / Yousyu Syonin. It’s a chain store with branches in a variety of locations. As for the taste of the スーラータンメン; it has a reputation for being a little sour, but it is also very rich bodied, and thick, which makes for a great taste. Well, for me anyway!
The price is a reasonable, 900 yen.
Perhaps the best thing though, is that many of the Yousyu Syonin stores in the Tokyo area stay open late, until 4 am. So, if, in the middle of the night you have a craving for some Chinese food, maybe you can sneak out to one of their restaurants!
The one I went to recently (in the pictures) can be found near my home in Musashi Koyama (武蔵小山). As you can see, there are no other customers. This is because I went there at 2 am!
The スーラータンメン is really good here, but the 小籠包 (sour dumplings) also come recommended.
Yes, there are so many Chinese restaurants in Tokyo, but, for me, this makes finding a good one that little bit more difficult.
So, it you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them. Thanks.
Nice post, Junko. Can't say I'd ever heard of Sura Tanmen. I'll be keeping an eye out for it from now on.