Ueyama-san was back in Tokyo and he took me to check out Doraichi (麻布麺房どらいち) in Minami-Azabu. Why, you ask? Well, if you recall, Ueyama-san spent time training at Ramen Halu in San Jose and apparently Ramen Halu's master trained here at Doraichi (back when they were located in Yokohama).
What up Ueyama-san!!
We ended up ordering almost every ramen on the menu.
|Miso Ramen (味噌優麺)|
|Tan Tan Men (坦々麺)|
|Shoyu Ramen (醤油優麺)|
|No Soup Tan Tan Men (冷し坦々麺)|
The shop is known for the Shiru-nashi (no soup) Tan Tan Men but I actually enjoyed the one with soup better. Anyway, I never imagined I'd be chillin' with Ueyama-san in Azabu after devouring four bowls of ramen. Awesome!
Later in the night, things became devilish. 666 is a new shop in Komazawa that hails from Nagano.
Not sure what brought about the name of the shop, but the Temomi Chuukasoba (手もみ中華そば) was heavenly-hellish...
I don't know what that means...
But let's just run with it.
No, thank you!