Friday, February 19, 2010

六厘舎 x 7-11

六厘舎 x 7-11

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Rokurinsha, the hottest tsukemen spot in Tokyo (on earth?) at the moment is milking it for all it's worth. They've opened shop at the newly opened Tokyo Ramen Street, sponsored a recent tsukemen festival, and now are offering a version of their tsukemen at Tokyo 7-11's.

This isn't dried noodles, and it's even a step beyond the common vacuum packed nama noodles that you can sometimes find. This is already cooked. Just nuke it and you are ready to go.

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Rokurinsha's noodles (at the real shop) are downright amazing. So I was interested in how they could recreate them. Some sort of jelly substance is sitting on the cold noodles.

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The soup and toppings come in a separate bowl. Heavily gelled in the cold form.

Just pop it all into the microwave and enjoy.

But I don't have a microwave. I only have my high tech $1000 steam oven. So I set it to reheat rice mode and let it do it's magic.

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The soup melted nicely.

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As did the Styrofoam container for the noodles.

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It was a solid lunch. For only 498 yen, I could possibly eat this more often. But I won't. There's very little adventure in sitting at home eating instant noodles.