Saturday, April 27, 2013

武道家 (Budoka in Nakano)

横浜家系らーめん 二代目 武道家

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Ie-kei, that specific style of ramen from Yokohama, is tough to recommend. It is an intense bowl, almost too intense. Out of the dozen or so spots I have tried, I can only say I really liked two of those; Yoshimura and Oyamaya.

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Budoka could be a solid third.

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The staff greeting alone makes this place great. Instead of the usual irashaimasen, a shortened sha! is all that is screamed.

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Sha!

Solid.

Like most ie-kei, it is tough to point out things that make this different. It has the heavy, stinky soup. It has the wonderfully flavorful pork. It has the stewed spinach and nori seaweed. It all comes together to make a decent bowl in Nakano.

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This was a recommendation from Miura-san, the man behind my top pick, Kikanbo. Nice!

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東京都中野区中野3-34-32
Tokyo, Nakano-ku, Nakano 3-34-32
Closest station: Nakano

Open 11:00-15:00, 16:00-1:00am