Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mondorian

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.

この前にイベント限定ラーメンを食べに「もんどり庵」という最近できた店に行きました。たまごの無料券をもらったのでまた普通のメニューを食べに行こうと思っていました。メニューが三つあって:豚骨の赤、醤油煮干の黒、鶏白湯の白でした。おすすめはあかでしたからそれにしました。

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.

最初日本に来たときに食べたラーメンみたいにもんどり庵のスープはこってりで背脂だらけでした。ドロドロで無鉄砲のような感じがちょっとしましたけど、それより塩分がすごかったです。普通の豚骨ラーメンは細い麺を使いますけどこんなとろみがあるスープならやっぱり太麺が合いました。柔らかいチャーシューはおいしかったですけどスープみたいにめっちゃ油っぽかったです。

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.

食べてから死にそうだったのでまたいかないかもしれません。

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

ドロドロな塩辛いラーメンが好きな人にはいいと思います。

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もんどり庵

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