I had a few minutes to kill while my laundry did its thing. Local tantanmen shop Tenho has been on my radar for a while now. Great chance!
Very crowded on the Emperor's birthday, a national holiday. At lunch, it's strictly noodles. I went with the No. 1 choice, tantanmen.
I've been searching, albeit lazily, for a great tantanmen shop in Tokyo. A few were good, but so far nothing is remarkable. It may be necessary to start going to expensive Southern Chinese hotel restaurants to find it. Not quite there yet though. Maybe next year.
Totally normal. The addition of umeboshi was something new. Interesting. A pickled plum in spicy soup... not so good.