Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ones Ones in Okubo

Ones Ones

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Just around the corner from a shop I had on my list, named Bori, happens to be a shop with some minnor buzz about it.  The only reason I wanted to go to Bori was because they have a Bob's Big Boy out front.  It doesn't take much to get me to a shop.  But the appeal of actual good ramen was stronger.

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The shop's recommendation is their slightly expensive niku yasai tsukemen.  Meat and vegetables.  Vagueness is a common theme on these ticket machines.

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The noodles are made on-site.

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And here you have it.  A fairly standard tsukemen.  The stand out feature was a spicy undertone.  Nice lunch!

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But there's more!  A separate plate, piled high with meat and vegetables.  Unfortunately, in the ramen dictionary, vegetables means nothing more than bean sprouts and cabbage.  But the masses of meat made it special.

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But there's more!  The flame grilled hunk of pork is great.  Full would be an understatement.  Stuffed would be going too far.

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But there's more!  The chef brought over a bowl of what looked like salsa.  A bit more spice, and a taste of home (San Francisco Mexican food).

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But there's more.  Soup added along with with rice to make what was described as risotto.  More like rice-in-soup.  Along with the noodles and plate of veggie-meat madness, this would be meal #3.

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Great taste.  By this time, the added spicy salsa, bits of leftover meat, and vinegar makes a nice 3rd meal.  Seriously, this was a lot of food.

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But there's more.  About halfway down, the chef came by once again and spooned in some sort of chili.

The ramen chef interfering with our lunch 3 or 4 times was unexpected, and welcome.

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Get the smallest size though.  Seriously.

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東京都新宿区大久保2-2-16
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Okubo 2-2-16

Open 11:00-16:00, 18:00-22:00
Sundays 11:00-21:00