While browsing the web for a new shop to visit, Sawagami (澤神) in Shin-Nakano caught my eye.
For this was a tsukemen shop serving only tsukemen and, like all good tsukemen shops should do, they make their own noodles.
But as I stood in front of the ticket machine with all intention to try their regular tsukemen, something else piqued my interest.
Pepper Lemon Tsukemen (ペッパーレモンつけ麺)!
I'd have to say that this was one of the better bowls of tsukemen that I've had recently. Not only were the noodles really good, the soup was a fresh change from what tsukemen soups have been bred to be.
Later in the night I finally got to try a shop that has been eluding me, Shinanoshinmen Resshi Junmei (信濃神麺 烈士洵名) in Kasuga. Bond Of Hearts!
Tokusei Ramen (特製らーめん). My first reaction: Woah the nori is almost as big as the bowl!
The noodles were slippery soft, but the soup here is a work of art. On a side note, it took way too long for my ramen to come out. 35 minutes after sitting down is just unacceptable.
Anyway, time for a cocktail!