I woke up the next day and checked my camera. Even in states of inebriation, ramen is a must in Tokyo. What exactly happened?
Cake! This was actually an end-of-the-year party for one of the many facebook ramen groups I belong to. Very cool, about a hundred noodle lovers from the greater Tokyo area converging in Shibuya to drink and eat cake. Become a fan!
You can imagine that we eventually made a decision to get our slurp on. But where? We had a group of about nine, and fitting into a ramen shop with that many is tough. Luckily Shibuya San Chome, on that ramen-heavy street out the South Exit of Shibuya Station, had us covered.
A vinegary su-men. Hmmmm . . .
A soupless mazemen made with thin Hakata noodles. Hmmmmm . . .
Ah, the standard stuff. Shibuya San Chome is a Hakata-style tonkotsu place, though they tried to make it into a veritable Chinese restaurant with all the side menu items and variations on the norm.
Frankly, those variations were all kind of weird. The standard one is the way to go!
Sure, the nearby Nagi is leaps and bounds better, but this was a rad bowl with some rad new friends, so who can complain.
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Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya 3-