Friday, January 17, 2014

新宿モモンガ Momonga: flying squirrel [CLOSED]

Quite an interesting appearance! The sign looks like its made out of fluffy clouds or word balloons. Kawaii! And momonga in Japanese means "flying squirrel." Double kawaii!

Okay, enough of that. We luckily entered without waiting, but a line soon formed outside. Since this is about a 10 minute walk from Shinjuku station, the popularity of this shop was confirmed.

We both were craving shoyu ramen. The bowl has a really nice shape here, and the beautiful layout made me excited to eat.

Shoyu Ramen (680yen)

The soup is made from chicken bones, so the taste is mild, with hints of soy sauce.

I liked the smoothness of the noodles. Because they were thin, they got softer little by little as they soaked up the broth.

I was expecting to enjoy the inside of the shop more since the sign was so goofy, but all the chefs were intensely concentrating on making ramen in near total silence. It made me hesitate to even take a photo (but I did anyway!).

Anyhow, the content here is really balanced. Not too much, not too small, the amount of soup and noodles is just right…to crave another bowl! The shio also looked good, but they seem to have a rotating gentei limited-time bowl as well.

Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 2-46-7
Closest stn: Shinjuku

Open from 1130am-Midnight


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