Friday, August 10, 2012

りんすず (Rinsuzu in Oshima)

中華蕎麦 りんすず食堂

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Lemon ramen?

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This local shop, out on the east side of Tokyo is a bit of a mystery.

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The menu includes random choices like clam ramen and spicy curry ramen, all at prices you would never find in a more central location. 650 yen is a steal of a deal these days!

We had a few people, so a sampling of choices was no problem.

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The regular Rinsuzu ramen.

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The spicy rayu ramen.

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And the lemon ramen.

Unfortunately, the lemon overpowered the flavor of the two other bowls, so I can't really comment.

Fortunately, the lemon was the unexpected winner of the bunch. Who would have known that a citrus overload could match well with a shoyu soup. Well it does, though the strangeness makes this something I won't be making the trek out for on a regular basis.

Bonus! I shot a video with AKB48  member Rina Hirata a few years after this post. Enjoy!


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東京都江東区大島5-7-3
Tokyo, Koto-ku, Oshima 5-7-3
Closest station: Oshima

Open 11:30-14:30, 18:30-22:00
Closed Tuesdays