Monday, December 15, 2014

無極 (Mukyoku in Nogata)

無鉄砲 つけ麺 無極

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Muteppo in Nogata (about 15 minutes from Shinjuku) is by far one of the best intensely thick bowls of ramen in Japan. The soup, 100% pork bones, is cooked for a day at high heat, resulting in a sludge that is pure pork heaven.

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I finally made it to their tsukemen shop, located just a couple blocks away. Same deal, more-or-less, but this time the noodles are thicker.

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Like the original, good stuff.

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"Hey ladies! The collagen from pork bones is super healthy for you!"

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Though Mukyoku is good, the original ramen shop is far above it. One reason is that the soup is all made over at the ramen shop. Watching them slosh around the giant vats of bones is an experience.

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Mukyoku is a little closer to the station, if that is what you look for in ramen.

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東京都中野区丸山2-1-1
Tokyo, Nakano-ku, Maruyama 2-1-1
Closest station: Nogata

Open 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:30
Weekends 11:00-22:30
Closed Mondays