Dinner at 珍々軒

Dinner at 珍々軒

at Chin Chin Ken on 30 July 2022
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ワンタンメン + 冷やし中華 / Wontonmen + Hiyashi Chūka / Chinchinken - Ueno, Tokyo

Shoyu wontonmen uses a soup made from chicken carcasses, pork and vegetables. Discarded eggshells from making cha-han are added into the stock pot, the shells are said to clarify the soup and keep scum levels down. Chilled hiyashi chūka comes topped with pork, cucumber, egg and harusame noodles. Cha-han, gyoza, pork and vegetable stir-fried dishes on the side.

An old school chūka style shop, currently run by 3rd generation female master Kawata-san. Originally opened in 1948 as a candy (ame) store on the Ameyoko shopping street of Ueno, during a post-war era when sugar and sweets were hard to come by. In 1960 the shop converted to a street cart (yatai), finally becoming a ramen shop in 1962. Around 23 seats, with both a counter and tables outside.