Monday, May 16, 2011

鬼金棒 (Kikanbou Tsukemen in Kanda)

カラシビつけ麺 鬼金棒

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Sure, I've reviewed Kikanbou before. And if I wrote a review every time I ate here, you might think this is a site devoted to the best bowl of spicy miso in town. But this is a different shop... located half a block away from the first. So what's the deal?

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The decor is the same, with Japanese demons occupying every bit of space.

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Oni masks staring down at you, Japanese drum music playing in the background, spice in the air.

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But the difference...

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... is that the second shop serves tsukemen.

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That's right. The second shop's kitchen is just as cramped as the first, with 2 chefs gracefully gliding by each other in the minimal amount of space. To make anything but one menu item would be impossible here.

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Just as excellent as the original shop. The shop's secret spice blend uses ingredients from 4 or 5 different countries. Fantastic.

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If you get the small size of noodles, you get a free egg or extra fried moyashi (bean sprouts).

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東京都千代田区鍛冶町2-10-8
Tokyo, Choida-ku, Kajicho 2-10-8
Nearest station: JR Kanda

Open 11:00-16:00, 17:30-21:00
Saturdays 11:00-16:00
Closed Sundays