Monday, August 9, 2010

鶏の穴 (Torinoana in Ikebukuro)

鶏の穴

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Roughly translating to "Chicken's Hole", Torinoana was on my list for a long time. I adventured out with a new ramen friend I met at my recent kid's summer camp. No, I'm not hanging out, slurping noodles with 4 year olds. With the recent departure of Daniel, and the upcoming departure of Nate, I'm in need of new ramen friends!

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It's ramen time!

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The soup here is a thick chicken broth, very potage like. Very excellent. Very chicken-y. 2 kinds of chicken meat and an egg. I often have a problem with too much chicken oil, but it was fine here.

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The spicy bowl adds just a little kick, nothing major. Flip a coin, you'll be fine with either.

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"May the slurp be with you"

It took my 5 minutes to think of that. I'm not happy with myself. Give me a minute...

"You are part of the ramen alliance, and a noodler!"

You do better! Moving on...

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A cold summer bowl looks appealing. Umeboshi and fresh shiso leaf. It will be gone at the end of August though.

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By the way, if you bring your own chopsticks, you get a free topping.