Thursday, February 9, 2012

ビンギリ (Bingiri in Ogikubo)

ビンギリ

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Another day, another bowl of tantanmen.

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Bingiri in Ogikubo was the last on my list. Spicy, creamy, rich tantanmen is all over Tokyo, if you count all the cheapo jack-of-all-trades Chinese shops. But shops specializing in the stuff are few and far between.

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Expect the usual mix of ground sesame, topped with some sansho-spiced meat. It's good, but in all honesty, it got lost in the pile.

The real mark against Bingiri are the hours. Only for a couple hours a day, in the middle of the day, and the shop is not really convenient. A 15 minute walk from Ogikubo. I'm not sure how they stay in business. The area sits on a busy residential street, perhaps local housewives dig this shop.

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If you are a tantanmen completionist, go ahead and check them out. If you are a spice completionist, check out their mega spicy bowl, and let me know how it is. It looks spicy.

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東京都杉並区桃井1-12-16
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Momoi 1-12-16
Closest station: Ogikubo

Open 12:00-2:00
Closed Sundays