Luckily, there are plenty of ramen shops in Ogikubo, which is a sort of mecca for old school ramen. I chose Bingiri, which is famous for a katsuura tantanmen.
|Katsuura tantanmen (800yen)|
This type of tantanmen has a shoyu base with a lot of chili oil, chopped onions, and minced meat. Katsuura tantanmen originally came from the industrial fishing city of Katsuura in Chiba prefecture. It used to be a meal just for fishermen or divers to make their bodies warm after a cold day on the job.
This bowl had a strong impact. Contents: extremely hot!
The amount of numbing pepper was especially ridiculous, but I couldn't stop eating. This isn't just a spicy bowl; the spices blend very well with the mild sea flavor of the soup. Though extremely spicy, this is a flavorful, enjoyable bowl.
Tokyo just has it all.
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Momoi 1-12-6
Closest stn: Ogikubo
Open from 12-230pm (closed Sundays)