Monday, May 16, 2011

鬼金棒 (Kikanbou Tsukemen in Kanda)

カラシビつけ麺 鬼金棒


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?


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


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


But the difference...


... is that the second shop serves tsukemen.


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.


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


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


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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

1 comment:

phu said...

This place is brilliant. I've only been to Tokyo twice, but luckily I was pointed to this place the first time and went back the second; I can't recommend it highly enough.