I met up with Brian in Shin-Okubo for lunch today and when our original destination was closed, we found ones ones (わんず わんず) just around the corner.
As you will soon see, this turned out to be an awesome ramen encounter.
The two guys working were initially very intimidating, but they soon started to treat us like close friends.
We both ordered the most popular Niku Yasai Tsukemen (肉野菜つけ麺).
I was speechless when it arrived. I mean, I was hungry, but this was a lot.
The homemade noodles were great and the peppery soup was mildly intense.
And the meat was MEAT!
Then the chef dropped this in front of us and told us to put it in our soup.
Holy salsa! This was amazing!!
After we finished all our noodles, the chef then asked if we were still hungry. I wasn't, but couldn't stop myself from saying yes. So he took my leftover soup and added some rice, vinegar, and spice.
Then the other chef told him to give us the special chili too. Holy chili!! It was crazy. You guys need to try this!!
We didn't get a chance to really talk to the chef, but I definitely noticed the South American influence. Maybe Peruvian. I'm definitely going back.
Later in the night I met up with a friend I haven't seen in awhile.
We miss you DNo!
Wild Turkey and ice cream?
The ice cream is smiling for a reason...