Monday, September 26, 2011

麺バカ息子 (Menbakamusuko in Kamata)



Baka is perhaps one of the first Japanese words I ever learned. When I first came to Japan, I taught young children full time. My 2nd, 3rd, and 4th words are not fit for a ramen review site. Baka means stupid by the way. Thanks kids!


So Menbakamusuko serves up some stupid noodles. But the point of this adventure was to check out their upcoming limited ramen.


Made with spicy Korean miso, and topped with some distinctly Korean tasting sirloin slices, this is sure to be a local hit. Korean miso is a bit sweeter than it's Japanese counterpart.


Back to the baka. This shop has 3 different sizes of noodles for their standard tsukemen. Regular, fat, and stupid. The stupid size noodles are more like bacon size strips of dough. The cooking time is longer, and definitely worth it. Not pictured is the soup, a standard deal that didn't stand out in any way. But the noodles were excellent.


It's nice to see that, along with the stupid tsukemen, they offer an aromatic chicken shio ramen. Topped with some baby bamboo shoots, this is a very artistic looking dish.


Something for everyone!


I was here shooting with Weekly プレイーボイ magazine, for an upcoming seasonal ramen special. If you live in Japan, check out the issues in October 2011 to see what the deal is.


My shots are somewhere between the Nikon D3s with the lighting setup and the iPhone.


Tokyo, Ota-ku, Kamata4-19-2
Closest station: Kamata

Open 11:30-14:30, 18:00-23:00
Closed Mondays