Sunday, June 13, 2010

虎龍 (Kotatsu in Shinjuku)

虎龍

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After a few beers, a few World Cup matches, and a few hunger pangs, why not take your Kabukicho adventure to Kotatsu?

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The kanji in the name can be seen as "Tiger Dragon", but I like the more informal "Drunk Guy Dragon". Remember, this is Kabukicho, and before entering this shop 3 or 4 touts asked me if I wanted to have a drink at their bar. No thank you!

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Liquor was not on the agenda, only a thick miso ramen.

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It's been a while since I had a great bowl of miso ramen. Would today break the cycle?

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The boxes and boxes of special noodles sitting by the entrance pointed in the right direction.

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And the ramen?

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It was ok. What it lacked in impact, it made up for in rich, oily broth. Just what the drunkard needs after a few overpriced beers. The noodles were great, as expected.

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As I stepped out of the shop, the same tout I had talked with moments before was waiting for me. Something about an underground club where anything goes, so long as you have the money. I hopped on my bicycle and rode home.

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