The last time I went to Mutsumiya, on the Tokyo Station Ramen Street, I enjoyed the bowl, but wasn't blown away. Maybe a second chance is in order. Well, I was in the mood for miso, and had forgotten my usual stack of ramen literature, so it seemed like a good choice.
Somehow I really enjoyed it this time around. Maybe it was the limited edition gyoza.
Definitely on the more unusual side of collaborations. This actor, Sho Aikawa, looked familiar, bit it wasn't until I got home that I realized what a fan I am of his. You see, he's been in a number of Takahashi Miike movies, of which I've seen many. Not for the faint of heart, these films deal with Yakuza and ultraviolence. Memories of Rainy Dogs and Fudoh, and of course the Dead or Alive Trilogy. But this mashup between performer and ramen shop is actually to promote one I haven't seen; Zebraman.
Did I mention that Miike's movies are a bit strange?
Either way, the gyoza was delicious.