Wednesday, May 11, 2016
All the times I've been in Arakicho, I never knew that the Tokyo Fire Museum and Toy Museum are both there. I have undoubtedly stood in front of the fire museum (I first met Common right across the street). Now I have been there. And I will say unto you "Free admission and an unlocked fire helicopter on the roof overlooking traffic are a totally sweet combination." As is a day in the city with your little boy. I'll remember going here, and the fire museum, and Shinjuku Gyoen, forever. I wonder if he will.
No blogger ever said no to ramen that's rated so high on the ramendbs either - a 95, placing it at #13 on the salt ramen subscale. This is the second shop, the first is only a block away and you'll pass it coming up from the Arakicho triangle (or not if you walk down from Akebonobashi). As you've seen from the name, they specialize in snapper - in the soup, as a side, to slap unruly customers.
This is pretty much the light, clean ramen of your dreams. I wouldn't want to compare it to the competitor that I had recently. Comparing implies similarity, and they're different enough that I don't think it's productive. You should go to both!
Extra points for the fuu flower, and a nice egg, but the cha shu was disappointing and the menma was enormous. Maybe a zero overall just for the presence of such a huge menma.
But 110% for the presence of such a nice little Catfish.