This little Chinese noodle restaurant is always busy! All the time! So out of curiosity I had to give it at try...
Upon entering I was no longer in Japan... most of the customers were Chinese and I had no idea what to do. The Chinese waitress pointed to a what looked like a min-supermarket chilled shelf with veggies, meats and seafood selections. I stared at it for a bit then she said I needed to get a basked and select at least 3 items (100yen each). I went for some basic veggies to later notice there was shrimp and more value items.
I got the "piri-kara" broth (slightly spicy hotness). The Chinese couple sitting next to me must have gotten the super spicy as their soup was bright red.
A few bites and boy this was spicy! 380yen for the Chinese ramen and 3 toppings for 300yen... about 680yen. I think you will get better value at any Japanse ramen shop. A few hours later my stomach wasn't feeling too well. Wow... spicy. This must be some kind of comfort food for the local Chinese... very busy.
Restaurant: Shinsen Maratan
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Address J: 東京都豊島区西池袋1-38-2Address E: Tokyo, Toshima-ku, Nishi Ikebukuro 1-38-2
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