Monday, October 20, 2014

頑者 Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum: Ganja

Continuing with the rest of the ramen block...

Ganja is well-known in the ramen scene. Or more specifically, their tsukemen is. A rich and salty tonkotsu-gyokai that stands out even in a greasy and certainly unhealthy ocean of tonkotsu-gyokai shops in Tokyo, Ganja needs no lengthy introduction. It probably doesn't even need a shop in the Ramen Museum, but there it was, and tsukemen is a rare breed in the neighborhood. What's more, it was going to end its lease at the end of the month.

Ganja's spicy bowl layers a thick syrup of chili oil on top of the usual pork and fish proceedings. 

Thick and chewy noodles that rank up there with any of the Tetsus or Rokurinshas of Tokyo. Ganja seems to be everywhere. I've had them at music festivals, tsukemen contests, and now the Museum, and their consistency is impressive. 

Ganja gives you a different kind of high. And it goes great with a beer.

The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum is about a 5-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama station. All shops are open from 11am-11pm. You can access the website at:


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