Tokusei ramen(shoyu base), Y880.
Tokusei noukou wafuu tonkotsu(pork bone broth).
(June 6, 2009)
Chashu(roasted pork) Garlic Abura-soba, Y1120.
(Dec 27, 2006)
Hongatsuo(some fancy version of dried bonito?) soup based ramen. Usually bonito soup never works for me but I really like this one. Thought it would have been nicer if the soup were piping hot, but after reading other people’s reviews, seems like the lukewarm temperature is deliberate. Noodles are perfectly cooked, the pork and the eggs are both soft and tasty. No wonder there is always a long queue. I went twice before but gave up because of the queue. This time I went early, around 11:30am, and I got in pretty quick. I sat at the counter and the staff in front of me(not the guy in pic) has his head quite interestingly shaved…seems like he is the owner. He is all smiley and softly singing(literally) irashaimase the entire time.
九段 斑鳩(Kudan Ikaruga)
Love how red and moist the egg looks! I do appreciate lukewarm soup though, I tend to burn my tongue when I ate ramen too eagerly and fast…^^;;;;
Too spoiled by years of steaming hot Chinese soup…just can’t accept lukewarm soup even though it might just taste better. ^^;;;