Monday, December 14, 2015

Ginger Noodle Spot 角栄 (Ginger Noodle Spot Kakue Shinjuku)

Ginger Noodle Spot 角栄

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Kaku-A is one of my favorite miso spots in Tokyo. As are the rest of the shops in the Gamushara group, a collection of ramen shops celebrating the diverse ramen scene from Niigata Prefecture, a few hundred kilometers north of Tokyo.

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One thing about the original Gamushara, out in Hatagaya, is their heavy use of ginger. Taking inspiration from a local Niigata-style, the soup is heavy on the impact, and the aftertaste is full of ginger heat.

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Well, now the miso spot becomes a bit of a ginger spot two days a week. This one is lighter than their other one, so there is no reason to be worried about a ginger overload.

The tokusei ramen (特製ラァメン) comes with an egg, and extra slices of meat. Probably the best choice here.

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Of course, a week after I went I saw the master, and he said I should really have gotten the tsukemen.

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Map of 5 Chome-29-7 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 151-0051

東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷5-29-7
Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Sendagaya 5-29-7
Closest station: Shinjuku

Open Wednesday and Thursday 11:00-10:00