Monday, October 22, 2012

山橙 (Mikan in Otsuka)



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.


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


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.


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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Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Minamiotsuka 3-49-10
Closest station: Otsuka

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

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