Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ones Ones in Okubo

Ones Ones


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.


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


The noodles are made on-site.


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


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.


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


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).


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.


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.


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.


Get the smallest size though.  Seriously.


Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Okubo 2-2-16

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

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