Another lunch lesson and another ramen adventure. My student gave me a range of stations, and Ueno happened to be within that area. And a new Keisuke shop had recently opened in that area. It was a no brainer!
I'm a huge fan of this Keisuke character. Speaking of characters.
If you've followed this site for a while, you know the deal. But if you are a recent visitor (thank you CNN!), I'll update. Keisuke is a classically trained French chef. But his love for Japanese ramen motivated him to open a great little miso shop. After a huge success, the next shop opened. But instead of another branch serving the same great ramen, the soup at Keisuke Nidaime was a completely different shrimp stock. This was followed by a lobster tsukemen shop and a very strong meat and shoyu style. October brings us his 6th.
Flat fettuccine style noodles topped with stir fried pork. The instructional comic recommends eating some as is. It has a Chinese taste, I think they use a bit of ginger in the sweet sauce.
The soup is very vinegary. Very Chinese.
I skipped the mayonnaise step and went straight to the curry powder.
Don't forget to add some owari soup to the strong broth at the end.
One bowl, 5 tastes. I noticed you could get cheese as a topping. Even though I didn't have that, I think it would be in your best interest to go for it.
This shop is very near the exit of the Skyliner, the express train from Narita airport into Tokyo. So, travelers, why not make this your first stop? You could also walk another couple minutes to the excellent Daiki, for a more traditional style bowl.