Saturday, June 22, 2013

丸長 (Marucho in Meijiro)

丸長

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Tokyo is saturated with thick, porky, Rokurinsha-style tsukemen. Though I love the stuff, it gets a little tiring trying to find subtle differences in a tonkotsu-gyokai soup.

Enter Marucho. An instant top 5.

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The soup, though thinner than the other styles, is full of meat and onion bits. So much so that every bit of noodles includes a fair share of umami chunks.

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And the soup-owari. Refreshing, with a kick of spicy and vinegary.

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As expected, a lunch only spot. The only one of the four branches to be open later is way out at Tskuba University, an hour or so away by express train.

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東京都新宿区下落合3-19-4
Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Shimoochia 3-19-4
Closest station: Meijiro

Open 11:00-15:00
Closed Sundays