Monday, October 22, 2012

山橙 (Mikan in Otsuka)

つけ麺山橙

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Slim pickings in Otsuka for really good ramen.  At least that is what all the publications point to.  Well, the search continues, and Mikan was the only Otsuka shop with a page in the massive 2012 Ramen Walker magazine.

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I should start using the acronym YATG - Yet another tonkotsu gyokai.  Mikan is YATG.

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Not that there is anything wrong with that.  There is a reason that so many of these shops are successful.  Creamy pork broth blended with smoky, bitter fish is a winning combination.

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YATG that doesn't really stand out.  The one thing I did like was the sudachi tinted vinegar.  The sour citrus goes great on the chashu.

By the way, there is a yakitori shop nearby, named Soten, that is the best in Tokyo.  A little pricey, but if you are a foodie it is a can't miss.

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 東京都豊島区南大塚3-49-10
Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Minamiotsuka 3-49-10
Closest station: Otsuka

 Open 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00
Closed Sundays