When thinking of tsukemen in Saitama Prefecture, one that is sure to come up is “Noroshi” in Saitama City. Established as an independent shop after its owner trained at “Ore no Sora” in Takadanobaba, Noroshi is one of the most popular restaurants in Saitama Prefecture.
Just how good is it, since it’s been said to have surpassed its origin shop “Ore no Sora”?!
This time, I will be introducing “Menya Itto,” a super-famous restaurant that just about anyone who loves ramen knows about!
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Do you know about the shop said to be Japan's best ramen restaurant? That would be "Chuka Soba Tomita," in Chiba Prefecture's Matsuko City.
It is a famous shop among famous shops; Tomita has won the grand prize in TRY (Tokyo Ramen of the Year) for 4 consecutive years, has earned many victories at tournaments such as Dai Tsukemen Haku for being top-quality tsukemen, and has had its praises sung by many famous ramen critics.
This time, I visited that very "Tomita"!
Allow me to introduce you to the shop that is said to have the best seafood tonkotsu ramen around: Sansanto. It’s only open at night for 2.5 hours between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.! But this doesn’t put a damper on Sansanto’s popularity; people form lines outside in pursuit of a bowl of their famously delicious ramen every night they’re open! I headed over to see what all the fuss was about!
Unlike ordinary ramen, 「Tsukemen」style ramen is similar to Japanese 「Zarusoba」 style of eating noodles. You get the noodles and soup separately and you dip your noodles in the soup before each bite (slurp).
This time, I visited the「Araton Main Branch 」where they are famous for Tsukemen style ramen.
Despite only recently opening in April 2016, EBI-TORI MENZO has already made quite a name for itself. You’re sure to see a line of people waiting outside even if you come early.