Thursday, August 31, 2017

つけ麺 道 (Michi in Kameari)

つけ麺 道

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Finally!

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I finally made it to what many say is the best tsukemen shop in Japan.

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I've been here a few times, but it was always their non-tsukemen shio ramen. It was good, but not something I wanted to trek out for again. So I checked a few sources, checked again, and headed out early to get in line.

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Michi opened in 2009, when the master, Nagahama-san, left Honda, a popular shop that has produced many successful successors. Nagahama-san was only 22.

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Some ramen nerds scoff at this #1 status, as the shop doesn't make make their own noodles. Regardless, they are solid. That is the only criticism that anyone could make.

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The soup, a pork, chicken, and dried seafood blend, is legit. A bit more refined than other shops in this category.

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I dig the presentation of the toppings. Separate toppings mean you can really appreciate each bite on it's own level.

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Keep in mind that the upper left, at 500 yen, is just noodles and soup. Go for the 800 yen つけ麺, as I did, or the special at 1000 yen if you want those toppings (you do).

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Another interesting note is the small bowl of sauce. It changes daily, and makes this shop a repeater. Maybe a bit spicy, maybe a bit sweet.

All in all, a shop you should probably hit up sooner in your ramen adventure than I did.

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東京都葛飾区亀有5-28-17
Tokyo, Katsushika-ku, Kameari 5-28-17
Closest station: Kameari

Open 11:30-around 7:00pm or whenever the soup runs out
Closed on Monday and Tuesday (when the shop is open as a shio ramen spot)

But I'm not 100% sure about these hours.

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