Monday, May 14, 2012

ねじ式 (Nejishiki in Hatagaya)



I was looking for a local bowl while a local coin laundry machine took care of my darks and colors. Actually, I own very few white things. Japan doesn't use hot water to wash clothes - try getting a tonkotsu stain out of a white T!


The limited edition Medicom toys in the window of this shop caught my eye. In my past, I spent a lot of money collecting this sort of thing. It's good to have obsessions, though.


Nejishiki smelled much better than teen spirit. Choices include a rich shoyu, a paitan, and a miso blend. The regular ramen was recommended by the master.


If you like toys and rock music, you'll dig the atmosphere. If you like heavy pork soup with ground pork and sliced pork toppings, you'll dig the ramen. That mound of pork mixes with the soup. The kanshoku (ritualistic draining of every last drop of soup) is logistically tough here - spoon required.


Most shops with crazy interiors, or unique architecture, tend to fall on the yum side of the spectrum. Not sure why this is.


Rock on Nejishiki. For those curious in nihongo, ぬじ式 means "screw ceremony".


Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Hattagaya 2-47-12
Closest station: Hatagaya

Open 11:30-15:00, 18:00-22:00
Closed Thursday


Anonymous said...

It is Nejishiki ねじ式 and means "screw style".
I think screw means the bandage of two different culture ramen and rock. The ramen tastes strongly as rock music.

Anonymous said...

Neji-shiki must be after a famous surrealistic comic by Yoshiharu Tsuge:

Tsuge is highly respected as the godfather of Japanese alternative comic. It is said "If Osamu Tezuka is the sun, Tsuge is the moon".

Brian said...

Awesome insight!