Saturday, November 13, 2010

麺屋武蔵 (Menya Musashi in Akihabara)

麺屋武蔵

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It had been a while since I visited Akihabara, the electronics district of Tokyo. My time spent there this week was more of a cable adventure than a ramen adventure. The purchase of a new TV meant a new a coaxial antennae cable. That was trip #1. Trip #2 was for long VGA and audio cables to attach my computer to the big screen. The 3rd trip was for another audio cable, since I purchased the wrong one during trip #2. But I wasn't done.

Lucky for me, I didn't have to go out of my way, as my Friday student wanted a bowl. The newest Menya Musashi just happens to be in Akihabara.

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Named after Musashi Miyamoto, each Musashi shop, much like each of the famous swordsman's battles, is different. And, as said battles, each bowl is a little unconventional.

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Like a 1608 victory with a piece of kindling.

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Or his frequent use of his short sword as a thrown weapon.

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This shop features Ganryujima ramen, named after, what else, a famous Musashi battle. In this battle, Musashi fought (and won) with a wooden oar.

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It's a deep, strong shoyu, topped with bean sprouts and garlic. You can ask for it with a double or triple size stack, but I just went with normal.

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The shop is actually more famous for the tsukemen.

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After lunch, I took care of my shopping list: a coaxial splitter and an audio cable splitter.

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And when I got home, as expected, the cable was the wrong size.

2 comments:

Justin said...

Lukas and I went here during our trip for the tsukemen. I never knew each store location named their ramen based on famous battles. That is awesome. I hope to try other locations next time.

Yukirat said...

超うまそう。最近バンクーバーでも流行ってるんだよ、豚骨らーめん。でもなかなか美味しいのに出会えないよなあ :3 
My friend is a huge fan of Musashi the historical figure. I really wish I could've taken him to this place.