JAPANESE MAZESOBA BAR
KAJIKEN IS A CHAIN MAZESOBA SHOP WITH OVER 40 STORES WORLDWIDE ORIGINALLY FROM NAGOYA
Mazesoba? That represents soupless ramen, and “maze” in Japanese means “to mix”. Literally meaning “mix the noodles”, mazesoba is pretty self-explanatory. Cooked noodles (without the soup) are served in a bowl with a bunch of tantalising ingredients and secret sauce. You are expected to mix it all up before you eat it, so we’d say it’s almost like a version of bak chor mee. Kajiken prides itself on being Japan’s number one mazesoba brand
IT'S BROTHLESS RAMEN TIME
Kajiken offers experiential brothless ramen dishes that can be different upon every visit. More than 15 different toppings plus limited edition offerings on the menu will allow customers to build their own aburasoba bowls.
FIRST LOCATION IN UNITED STATES
Kajiken, a popular chain in Japan, is opening its first U.S. location at 7 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 on August 18th. It will serve the restaurant’s signature dish: fresh ramen noodles coated in housemade soy sauce, chili oil and vinegar with toppings like chashu, egg yolk and bamboo shoots. While ramen is usually all about the broth, abura soba’s appeal lies in part in its customization potential — every bowl can be unique and, without liquid, there’s no risk of soggy toppings.
CHOOSE PRE-SET NOODLE BOWELS OR MAKE YOUR OWN CREATIONS FROM MORE THAN 15 TOPPINGS
Kajiken will offer a variety of special combinations unique to San Mateo. There will also be a vegan option, which has become quite popular on Bay Area ramen shop menus.