Thursday, June 9, 2016

やまぐち 辣式 (Yamaguchi Ratsushiki in Toyocho)

らぁ麺 やまぐち 辣式


Yamaguchi in Takadanobaba is an amazing shop. It's featured as one of my favorite light, shoyu bowls in my book. As expected, I was blown away by my visit to Yamaguchi-san's second shop.


While his first shop made a mark with their light soup, this time he's serving up a spicy mabomazemen, a soupless dish filled with hot and numbing spices.


Basically, a thicker version of a soupless tantanmen.


I say basically, but there was nothing basic about this bowl. Intense and in-your-face. The kick is strong, but bearable. I shouldn't say that with such certainty. I'm sure this one will hurt a few people.


You can always go for their light shio. Also a winner.


Yamaguchi makes their own noodles, and a soupless bowl is a great way to highlight the craft.


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Map of 4 Chome-6-3 Tōyō, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0016, Japan

Tokyo, Koto-ku, Toyo 4-6-3
Closest station: Toyocho

Open 11:30-15:00, 17:30-21:00
Closed Tuesday

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