Monday, October 13, 2008

天神下 (Tenjishita Ramen in Ueno)


3-47-2 Yushima, Bunkyu-ku, Tokyo
Next to Yushima station, at the south tip of Ueno Park

#4 in all of Japan. Your trip to Tokyo will most likely take you to Ueno Park. Maybe you were just at the zoo watching the monkeys do it, or at the National Museum checking out the katana swords. If it's March, you were probably doing the hanami thing in the park, and you are most likely drunk. Whatever the situation, it's ramen time!

First thing you notice is the noodles. We've got some angel hair pasta going here. Super thin. Maybe you recently went to Ramen Jiro, and you are having doubts as to whether a human can function after eating ramen. Fear not, we've got a nice light soup, nice thin noodles, nice healthy toppings. It's nice. Swell even.

This is a Kyushu style ramen, hence the thin noodles. But the broth is not of the tonkatsu, thick pork soup variety.

Sorry I don't have more photos. I was dealing with some of that ol' bullshit that day...


PudgyM29 said...

Or you needed to eat something before engaging the humongous spectacle which is the Don Quijote shop just east on Kasuga-Dori. I've done well shopping for DVDs at that store.
May I suggest a revisit one of these days?

Brian said...

Don Quijote is truly a sight to behold. I know the Roppongi one and Kabukicho ones are awesome, but i can't think of any amazing ramen near them. Nakano has a Don, and some amazing ramen at Aoba. They also have the 2nd home for otaku culture in their Broadway shopping center.