Zyurumen Ikeda is another shop that Kansai-based ramen blog Philoramen recommended for their shio tsukemen. This Meguro-based shop, like many quality tsukemen makers has homemade noodles and a line of hungry guys and gals outside.
Just as Philoramen can't resist the search for salty shio tsukemen, I can't pass up a limited gentei bowl of cold summer noodles. Hiyashi hunting during the hot months makes me very, very happy.
So when I saw that Zyurumen Ikeda had a limited bowl called 冷やしジャマイカ - Cold Jamaica - I departed from the recommended norm.
Jamaican-style soupless noodles.
What made them Jamaican? To start, a spicy jerk chicken saute added a nice kick. Add to that banana chips, of all things, and you have a slightly sweet, slightly spicy flavoring to the shop's amazing noodles. Yes, the noodles here are fantastic.
I could see myself coming back to this shop to try their regular fare. Their most popular item, the tsukemen, looks to be similar to Fuunji's version, one of my favorite in Japan.
Official Site Here
Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Meguro 1-6-12
Closest station: Meguro
Open 11:30-15:00, 17:00-23:00