Monday, August 19, 2019

Tsukemen Marubushi

Tsukemen with Indo-bon, a bit of rice with curry powder at Tsukemen Marubushi in Tengachaya.


The Bowl
This was your standard gyokai tonkotsu, and a solid rendition of it. The soup wasn't too thick, but had a good, syrupy consistency that matched the square, fat noodles. The Indo-bon's curry flavoring didn't really match the broth, but I'm glad to have participated in that experiment.


Would I Go Again?
Maybe, if I'm in the area.


Should You Go?
It's a nice stop for anyone who lives in Nishinari.


つけ麺 まるぶし

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Karakuchi Abura Niku Soba Hirudora

Hirudora, a spicy ramen shop, has appeared and disappeared from Nipponbashi, but a version in Tsuruhashi appeared recently. I went by shortly after opening, and ordered this shop's specialty: the spicy shoyu niku soba.


Opening orchids from Kinsei

From Mugiyu and Buta Kong

From Dogyan

From Wasshoi

The Bowl
As promised, this bowl was full of spice. It was covered in oil too; the whole thing smelled and tasted of hot pepper. The noodles were thick and square strands of pepper, essentially. Not to be bested by the oily soup, there was tons of fatty pork, too. There was a piece of juicy stewed pork, in addition to some thin but tougher pork rib. In fact, the whole thing was covered in pork back fat, which tempered the spice and oil of the soup.


Would I Go Again?
I might, if I'm feeling a little spice and a lot of oil.


Should You Go?
I would recommend Hirudora for anyone making the rounds on the spicy ramen circuit.


辛口炙り肉ソバ ひるドラ