Sunday, May 22, 2011
Do you think it's weird to eat ramen at Tsukiji? I wouldn't worry about it. The sushi restaurants are really there for the tourists; the workers don't want to look at fish all day and then eat sushi, you know?
This would be a nice place to start a ramen quest if you were on vacation in Tokyo (I mean, assuming you didn't want to go a few stations east to Bigakuya, which is the same style but, as the name implies, is clearly the result of careful study and dedicated attempts to achieve perfection.). I see from the comments on Tabelog that Japanese people think this is weak and a little boring (one comment implied this was so weak you could still appreciate the delicate flavors of sushi afterward). So sad that they've forgotten their simple, humble roots, isn't it?
The word you're looking for here is 'zeitaku', I think.