A friend of a friend of a friend was moving back to Australia and he agreed to let me have some of his stuff like a washing maching, microwave, and various other necessities. But there was only one problem. He lives in Chiba, which is an hour and a half from Tokyo, and I don't have a car. So that's when another friend of a friend of a friend offered to help me pick it up and take it back to my apt in Tokyo. Thanks DMC!
So to offer my thanks, I treated him to one of his favorite ramen shops near Inage Station--Tora no Ana (虎ノ穴). It's an Iekei ramen shop that could translate to either the tiger's hole or the drunk person's hole. I'm not exactly sure which one, but I guess I can speculate.
I ordered the regular ramen. And if you're familiar with Iekei, you can choose the firmness of your noodles, the oil content, and the amount of tare used.
I went with normal for everything. I'd have to say that Tora no Ana does Iekei well, but it takes a certain type of person to get used to this style. You might say that it's an acquired taste.
DMC got the tsukemen. I don't think the Iekei style transferred over to the tsukemen but who cares it was still good.
Later that evening when I got into work, we received a care package from nearby Ichiryu.
Their karaage is the bomb!