I got home from work and I was starving. I felt like having a Jiro-like meal piled with vegetables so I hopped on my bike and took a 10 minute ride to ラブメン楽々 in Koenji. I'm still trying to figure out the real meaning to the name, but this shop is from the same guys that do Raku Raku in Kichijoji.
There's a bunch of free toppings (vegetables, garlic, cayenne powder, extra oil, saltier) that you can choose from.
I just chose some garlic. This ラブメン used to be a weekend special (限定) at the original shop, but I guess it was so popular that it inspired them to open up a second shop solely devoted to it. I'll write-up a proper post later on, but this soup is a tonkotsu broth and meat dashi blend.
Beware! The next pic may make you drool. This tonniku (豚肉) was definitely the best part.
The noodles are fat and chewy much like Jiro.
Although I thought this ramen was really good, the ride home took way more than 10 minutes. I was stuffed. And as I write this I can feel a slight headache developing. What was up with those huge gas tanks outside anyway?
Whatever, it's time for "The Brew."