Saturday, October 10, 2009

台風ラーメン (Typhoon Ramen in Sengoku)

台風ラーメン

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Another shop in my area. I was struck by the big bold signage out front.

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Especially the lightning bolt coming out of the bowl.

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Inside, this was a really chill place. Get some water, in these artsy designer cups.

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And I have no idea what this was about. A bottle keep system with photos of idols?

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I notice 祭りラーメン... festival celebration ramen. It was pricey, something like 1200 yen, but I couldn't say no to a festival... could I?

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Turns out it was just extra everything. And I don't mean a little extra. It was mounds of pork, handfuls of menma, like 10 slices of nori.

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My friend got the tsukemen, which was fairly normal looking.

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Actually, this shop should be called Typhoon Tsukemen, not Typhoon Ramen. This is the super thick, super fishy soup that comes standard at almost all Tokyo tsukemen joints.

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But seriously though, that's a lot of menma.

The noodles were skinny things, which don't match very well with the thick soup. And the toppings, though plentiful, were all rather dull.

Shop info here.