Thursday, June 19, 2014

卍力 (Manriki in Nishi-Kasei)

スパイス・ラー麺 卍力


Manriki comes at you with a heavy connection to one of the best shops in Tokyo; Kikanbo. The tencho is an old employee of Miura-san, the tencho at Kikanbo. One of the staff is Miura's younger brother. The shop used to belong to Miura's father; an old monja-yaki joint.


And, with anything connected to Kikanbo and their crazy spicy noodles, you can expect some heat at this one.


Similar to the miso spice at Kikanbo, but ultimately unique. This one is more inspired by Indian flavors, while retaining that Kikanbo charm.


The spice levels are fantastic. Since the shop opened in May of 2014, they have only had one menu item, with one level of spice. Word is that the future will offer stronger and maybe weaker options. For now, though, anyone with even the most minute love of spice should check this one out.


A big winner in the spicy genre of ramen in Tokyo.


And . . . the swastika. Hopefully, readers of Ramen Adventures know that this symbol exists outside of the well known Aryan one.

The shop is adorned with hand crafted gold swastikas on a black background. Striking. One of the most beautiful shops I've been to.


What's this?


Now that's dedication! Ohashi-san is one of those workaholic ramen shop masters that slave for their craft. Days off? Not for him; Manriki is open seven days a week.


Don't wait for the 2014 ramen magazines to come out, go to Manriki as soon as you can.

Tokyo, Edogawa-ku, Nishikasei 3-16-5
Closest station: Nishi-Kasei

Open Weekdays 17:00-24:00
Weekends 11:30-15:00, 17:30-22:00

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