Seattle, WA 98104
Samurai Noodle is a tiny ramen house located on the west side of the Uwajimaya complex. In addition to pork, chicken and fish broth options, they also have a fully vegetarian ramen based on a seaweed soy broth (Tounyu).The bowl came to the table looking beautiful with palate of creamy colored broth and dabs of color in the form of green onions, roasted seaweed, bamboo shoots, black mushrooms, pillowy squares of fresh soft tofu, and then toasted sesame seeds, crushed red pepper and pickled ginger as condiments at each table. In addition, you may purchase extra toppings (available vegetarian extras: green onion, roasted seaweed, garlic chips, tofu, seasoned bamboo shoots, extra noodles) if you'd like.
When ordering, you are asked whether you prefer your noodles soft, medium or hard. I chose medium, and didn't notice anything unusual about the way they were cooked.
The broth had the salty flavour of the sea and it was nice to know that it was coming from seaweed instead of from fish.