First of all, I'd like to say hello to anyone visiting my blog for the first time as a result of Michael Booth's ramen article in The Independent titled Souped up: A whistle-stop tour of Tokyo's best ramen restaurants. Great article, awesome day! Thank you Michael and thank you Jeremy for the heads up!
I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to try the small Sapporo ramen restaurant next to Kusamura. So today, I did. Tanuki Kouji is indeed small and it's not even worthy of a single rating in the supleks database. Could this be a bad sign?
Of course not. It just means that no one goes here.
Being that it's "Sapporo ramen" I ordered the miso. Like all good miso ramen, the soup is wok'd to perfection. Not to say that this ramen is perfect (it's far from being so), but it's imperfection is admirable. Is it just me or is the bowl not even round?
I'm not sure if the topping is some kind of ground beef or ground pork mixture, but this ramen was relaxing.
It wasn't great and I can see why it's never been rated, but it was still satisfying.
But the gyoza just straight-out-sucked!
Guess what? I have the next two days off and I'll be heading out to Nagoya to help out a friend. If you live near Kasugai City, I'll be working at Tonkotsu Ramen Hikari tomorrow and the day after. Alright, time to pack! See you in Nagoya!