With all the Jiro wannabe's out there, some say Senrigan (千里眼) near Yoyogi-Uehara is among the best. I've tried to come here a couple times in the past when my bro used to live nearby, but it was either during their day off or during their break. I don't offer crave Jiro-kei, but today it was calling me.
Believe it or not, this is the normal portion. I ordered the Buta Ramen (豚ラーメン) with ninniku (garlic) and karame (stronger flavor). Can you imagine if I went yasai-mashi (more veggies)? Like all the Jiro and Jiro-kei shops, wait until they ask you if you want to add garlic. And if you want to keep it simple just shake your head no or yes.
The noodles are classic Jiro style--thick, wavy, with not much chew and a slight crunch.
I took my time with this bowl, but I did finish it. Someday I'll have to teach you a little technique I use in eating a bowl of Jiro-kei. Btw, the egg was stunning.
Back near where I live in Eifukucho, a new cafe featuring "California cuisine" opened. When I asked the chef what "California cuisine" meant he said he really didn't know. haha. And when I told him that I'm from California he said "oh, the owner of Spago owns this cafe." Really? Wolfgang Puck?
I'll have to go back there someday, but for now...some ramen. Kagetsu debuted a new ramen today called Yakuzen Hinabe Ramen (薬膳火鍋ラーメン).
This is what happens when you're drunk.