Saturday, January 31, 2009


I finally learned the name of the ramen place down the street, Tukumo Ramen. (The little flash animation you see on the website ends with "Irashaimasen!" which means Welcome.) This place is known for its cheese ramen. They grate Hokkaido cheese on top of the noodles. Can't say I've tried that, as I prefer miso ramen, and in spring/summer, the grilled chicken and cucumber strips over noodles in a cold sesame broth. There's often a line of people along the sidewalk waiting to get in, standing quietly, in a perfect line, behind a rope. Sometimes the wait staff brings menus out so they can pre-order. It's small and cramped and they have terrific gyoza, only you can't order that until after 3:30pm.

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