Tuesday, December 21, 2010

松風 (Matsukaze in Akihabara)

秋葉らーめん 松風


I spilled a beer on my keyboard, rendering it useless. This meant that the next days adventure would be into the heart of Akihabara, the electronic district of the city.


I set the bar low for this shop, even though Matsukaze is in every ramen magazine and book, usually near the front. Akihabara isn't known for it's good food. Maid cafes, 7-story robot stores, and Ferraris decorated with anime decals - yes. Great noodles - no.


Then I had a taste. This is an excellent bowl. Unexpected.


The shop blends a typical fish and pork broth with a vegetable puree. The result is a thick, rich, and maybe even healthy bowl of ramen.


Like I said, a big surprise. The location is down a nondescript alley along a street reserved for discount computer supplies. And if you are in the same boat as me, you'll be happy to know that there is a store about a minute away from Matsukaze selling nothing but keyboards.

1 comment:

Chairman Voong said...

Sadly its closed now. Went searching for it a couple weeks ago but no luck. Had to settle for a kebab dinner nearby.