Monday, July 27, 2015

六感堂 (Rock'anDo in Ikebukuro)

麺屋 六感堂

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Now that's a pretty looking bowl of shio ramen!

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Green noodles? You bet! Rock'anDo makes their own in house, blending in ユーグレナ, also known as Euglenids, a kind of single-cell organism similar to algae. Considered by some to be a kind of superfood, this will make a bowl of ramen with a side of 抹茶割 (shochu mixed with green tea) seem like a healthy meal.

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I was first clued in to Rock'anDo when they showed up at the recent Ramen Girls Festival. Their line was impressive, especially for a relative newcomer.

After slurping the real deal at their Ikebukuro shop, I can agree, this is some great shio ramen. Very light, with a lot of yuzu citrus flavoring the broth.

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Fantastic, thick cut and roasted, the chashu is a welcome contrast to the clean lightness of the rest of the meal.

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The top two rows are the green shio, followed by shoyu in red, and shio in yellow. Go green, it was great!

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They let me sign their wall-of-fame. Awesome!

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Map of 2 Chome-57-2 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 170-0013, Japan

東京都豊島区東池袋2-57-2
Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Higashi-Ikebukuro 2-57-2
Closest Station: Ikebukuro

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