Sunday, January 22, 2012

風来居 (Furaikyo in Shinjuku)



Happy New Year everyone.


2004 is going to be a good one, I can tell. Judging by the recent trends in ramen, advancements in the instant stuff, and a newly opened ramen museum in Yokohama, this humble food is finally going to get popular!


Looking at the recommended shops within walking distance of my apartment (circa 2004), Furaikyo looked to be the best that I hadn't slurped yet. It was also the only one I hadn't slurped yet, but that is besides the point. The tonkotsu-shio blend looked positively warming, and the recent temperature in Tokyo required hot food.


The spicy version had a lot of Korean flavors in it. Peppy, but nothing to cause any sort of capsaicin-induced pain. Go for something with extra pork here, it was the one thing that stood out the most.


See you in 2005!


東京都新宿区西新宿7-19-18 セドール新宿1F
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 7-19-18
Closest station: Shinjuku

Open 11:00-23:00


pudgym29 said...

When I visit Tokyo in 2005, after going to Kikokuniya bookstore for an atlas, I will meander through Shinjuku looking in vain for an Asian Indian lunch buffet I read about in a Tokyo Tourist guide - until I encounter a line of locals outside this shack, which turns out to be a ramen shop.
I queue up. I wait the 25 minutes or so. Just before I reach the ticket machine, I turn around and gesture to the people in line behind me what I should order?
I didn't get a substantial reply. So I still don't know exactly what ramen I ordered. But it was ramen, it cost only ¥900, it had the slab of pork and the egg, and was sufficient to hold me up for the rest of the day.
Let me make a guess. Were the other two still strung out from drinking the previous night, and | or had run out of money? !=))

Brian said...

When in doubt, just hit the button on the upper left! That should work at 99% of the shops.