Once again I follow my ramen connoisseur friend into the Ramen battle grounds of Ikebukuro... this night we hit up Menya Musashi.
All three of us went for Tsukemen... and the greatest thing about tsukemen is that upgrades in noodles are normally always free vs ramen. Regular, Medium, Large and Extra Large portion of tsukemen noodles were all the same price. I went for the Medium "Chu-Mori"
All counter seating
The noodles had a nice shine to it... Unless you ask for it the noodles will come out cold to hold its texture but if you prefer hot just ask for atsu-mori.
Only if I could remember what the soup tasted like... from vague memory (had a few too many beers prior to this at Koike Izakaya) it was a medium slightly light broth.
There were very small chunks of tender pork in the soup.
And of course always great to have a little red pepper to spice up the flavor... less boring.
After you are done with your noodles don't drink all your soup! Ask for soba-yu (hope its the correct word)... they'll add hot soba ramen water to the soup so the flavor isn't as intense. Great stuff.
Overall how can you go wrong with paying the same price for huge upgrades in noodles~. Great atmosphere and nice and clean... I'm sure I'll be back. There are locations all over Tokyo http://www.menya634.co.jp/
Shop: Menya Musashi Ikebukuro Branch
Ikebukuro Branch: http://www.menya634.co.jp/niten.html
Musashi Website: http://www.menya634.co.jp/
Foodie Website: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1305/A130501/13005593/
Address J: 東京都豊島区東池袋1-2-4
Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Higashi Ikebukuro 1-2-4
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