Motenashi Kuroki (饗 くろ㐂) in Kanda has been on the very top of my 'ramen shops I must go to' list for months now and today I finally had the time check it out.
I started with the Tokusei Shio Soba, which is a nice blend of chicken and five types of fish.
Along with the homemade noodles and its distinct impact, this shio ramen definitely represents a high quality slurp. You can tell a lot of love and care went into creating this bowl. The chashu even tasted like the salami I once ate in France.
As you can tell, I liked it. But hmm...I came all the way out here so I might as well try another bowl right?
I asked the master if I could slurp another bowl and after saying yes he just kept saying 'sugoi ne sugoi ne' while he was making it. In retrospect, I should have ordered the more popular Miso Ramen, but thinking at the time that it would be too filling for my second bowl, I decided to get the limited Tanmen instead.
The first sip of this Tanmen blew me away. It is really good. But the noodles sort of brought that excitement down. Perhaps it is the texture or perhaps it is the bits of whole wheat, regardless these noodles do not match this bowl.
But I still pounded it. And I got a few more 'sugoi ne' from the master. I contemplated a third bowl, but no I'm not that crazy.