Somewhere in Fuchu city, on Route 20, is a place called Gorilla Ramen.
Actually, I was trying to get to the #3 place on my list, but they were closed... again. I've been there a few times, and each time is the same story. Today I think I just missed them, as the gate on the store was halfway open.
Driving home on congested Route 20, I saw this place. I couldn't resist.
Not crowded at all, just one other guy reading a manga. The staff was in good spirits at having some strange foreign guy in their store taking photos. Trying to hold back their laughter, they took my order. Of course, I ordered the ゴーリラーラーメン, Gorilla Ramen. It was a spicy bowl of shoyu, with ground meat in the soup.
Seriously, the master was cracking up with his friend in the back the whole time I was there.
Fairly standard stuff, with a perfect kick of spice. The heat stuck on my tongue for a while after I left.
Most people don't finish the soup in their shoyu ramen, but I did. Surprise!