The latest and greatest ramen shop in Tokyo is by far RAGE, out on the Chuo Line in Nishi-Ogikubo.
I prayed for a convenient parking spot.
The menu is only two deep; chicken or fish. Shamosoba is make with Tokyo-raised game fowl. If these chickens aren't fighting in illegal cock fighting rings, they're in your ramen. Definitely an uncommon bird.
The niboshisoba is a blend of three different dried fish.
Both are getting rave reviews, but I went with the shamosoba this time.
So solid. The soup is made with the mentioned chicken, and also a specific ham I'd never heard of. 金華ハム - Kinka ham is a kind of dried Chinese ham. Lots of flavor in this one.
This ongoing trend of refined bowls is still going strong.
Menson is awesome, indeed.
The shop's master worked at Suzuran back in the day, another fine ramen shop in Tokyo.
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Shoan 3-37-22
Closest station: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:00-15:00, 18:00-21:00
Closed on Tuesdays