Monday, April 17, 2017

勝本 (Katsumoto in Jimbocho)

神田 勝本

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Jimbocho has never been lacking in terms of ramen, so when a new shop comes in, they had better bring their A game.

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I found out about this shop from one of the annual Toky ramen magazines. Katsumoto was giving a fairly high ranking in the field of rookie shops for the category of tsukemen with a clear soup. Yes, that is very specific. You should take these rankings with a grain of salt, as the field can be quite sparse. Although many ramen shops open and close in Tokyo every year, the number in each category can be small.

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I'm not a huge fan of lighter tsukemen, but the bowl here has something special.

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Two kinds of noodles. Thick, and thin.

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All in all, having two kinds of noodles was a gimmick to me, and it meant that, though I liked one more, I also liked one less. The thinner of the lot paled next to the thick, chewy noodles in the back.

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Map of 1 Chome-2-4 Sarugakuchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0064

東京都千代田区猿楽町1-2-4
Tokyo, Chioda-ku, Sarugicho 1-2-4
Closest station: Jimbocho

Open 11:00-17:00
Closed Sundays