Thursday, October 25, 2012

椿 (Tsubaki in Ikebukuro)

つけ麺 椿

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Tsubaki is smack-dab in the middle of Ikebukuro's shady western district.  Shady?  Let's just say that a hearty bowl of tsukemen might be the perfect food after a visit to one of the many soaplands in the area.  And by area I mean within a stone's throw.

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Tsubaki is a camelia, by the way.

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The noodles here have been called タピオカ麺 - Tapioca noodles.  Chewy as it gets.

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If the soup's taste feels like a repeat of a dozen other tonkotsu gyokai shops, you can spice it up with the shop's own olive flavored vinegar.  Never seen that before!

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This could be Tokyo's only dirty martini bowl of tsukemen!

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東京都豊島区池袋2-48-4
Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 2-48-4
Closest station: Ikebukuro

Open 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00
Closed Wednesdays