Monday, November 1, 2010

くわちゃん (Kuwachan in Shimokitazawa)

くわちゃん

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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.

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

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For stateside ramen fans, Benihana is a teppan restaurant.

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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.

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