Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Tokyo Ramen Street re-open is a major improvement, and well worth the wait. Before, the options were frankly uninspiring (except Rokurinsha, and that was so inspiring that there are always 30 people in line and it's impossible for a regular working guy to get in at lunch). Now they've got Honda (ramendb's 2011 #1 so far), Junk Garage (tomorrow...), Ikaruga, and Shichisai. These are all deserving of a visit; Shichisai had a shorter line today.
Takatora). That doesn't mean I can't appreciate simplicity (cf Bigakuya) like the white-walls-light-wood scheme at Shichisai. It makes everyone contemplative.
Hey, can you see what kind of box that is on the shelf?
Others have gone hyperbolically praiseful on the original branch of Shichisai; this was very good for me but not the massive impact one might have hoped for.
In short, it's a bowl where everything is excellent, and maybe that diminishes the impact. The soup is clearly of the simple type that improves as you drink more, the noodles have a handmade-esque appeal, the pork is soft and tasty, the egg is gelled and delicious. Yeah, what am I talking about? I'd eat this any day.
Any day that ended in a 'y', at least.