Monday, November 1, 2010

くわちゃん (Kuwachan in Shimokitazawa)



Halloween brings about it's own brand of adventures. Across from a favorite craft beer bar of mine used to be one of the best shops in town, Spain Bar, which did a lunchtime Iberico ham ramen. The past tense "did" being the point. Now it's a Hiroshima style teppan yaki restaurant.


Although teppan is usually limited to fried meats and vegetables and noodles, inspection of the menu at Kuwachan showed an inexpensive bowl of ramen.


For stateside ramen fans, Benihana is a teppan restaurant.


Great, cheap bowl of noodles. The grilled pork was excellent. And at only 600 yen it was cheaper than half a pint across the street. I would have liked to see a special ramen with more toppings off the teppan.


The menu is full of other options; steaks, yaki soba, okonomiyaki, and even an ice cream dish topped with almonds fried in butter.