I lost the game of darts...but I found a place that's willing to revive my dj skills. (details to come!)
Anyway, I felt like taking a ride to Koenji for lunch. Menya Hayashimaru (麺屋 はやしまる) is famous and it's practically in every ramen magazine every year.
The Mixed Wontonmen (Shoyu) is a shinasoba that's been freakishly charged with a fat, homemade noodle.
With obvious roots connected to that shop in Hamadaya, this is an impressive bowl. It might take some getting used to seeing a shinasoba with a thick, udon-like noodle, but after a few slurps you won't want anything else.
And the wontons are very, very special.
Hey look what we got delivered from next door!
The circle is still far from being full...