Saturday, July 19, 2014


A little while back I went to new shop Mondorian for a special limited bowl of ramen. They gave me a coupon for a free egg the next time I visited, so I decided I needed to come back again to try their standard fare. Mondorian offered three bowls: a red tonkotsu, black sardine shoyu, and a white chicken paitan. The red was the recommended, so I decided to go with that one.


The Bowl
Like some of the tonkotsu bowls I had first tried when I came to Japan, Mondorian's broth was covered in layers of oil and filled with chunks of jelly-like lard. It was thick and fatty, kind of like a light if salty version of Kansai classic Muteppo. The noodles were surprisingly thick; thin noodles are normally associated with tonkotsu, but the broth was thick enough that these worked quite well. The dark chashu was tender and flavorful, and like the broth, covered in fat.


Would I Go Again?
For a place that made me feel completely dead after eating it, I would hope for it to have a little higher quality and a little less straight fat. I probably won't be back.


Should You Go?
This one is for people who love super thick, salty ramen. Others can skip.



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