In Tokyo, there’s a street called RAMEN STREET and it’s located underneath Tokyo station. It has several ramen restaurants but the most famous one is Rokurinsha 六厘舎, which is also currently the most popular in Tokyo.
Unlike the usual pork-bone ramen (tonkotsu), the ramen served here is tsukemen-style (dipping ramen).
I read that there are crazy lines so we decided to go at non-peak hours. We went at 4pm and there was a lineup! crazy!
Rokurinsha is popular with both salary-men and tourists..
I ordered the Ajitama Tsuke-men (dipping noodles with egg). The tonkotsu broth is made up of both pork and chicken and the toppings include BBQ pork slice, fish cake, bamboo, seaweed and bonito powder. The noodles are served separately from the broth and is meant to be dipped into before eating. This method of eating ramen is supposedly to prevent soggy noodles and allow the noodles to have a stronger flavour.
Mom ordered the spicy version.. and for 100yen more, you get a side of spices…
After finishing the ramen, you can ask the server for soup stock to add to the condensed ramen broth to make drinkable soup! Cool!
The way of eating tsukemen is interesting but personally, I like my ramen in soup. With this way of eating, both my noodles and soup get cold halfway into eating. Also, the soup is too strong and flavourful; however, the noodles are indeed more chewier.
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1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Station Ichibangai Basement Floor, B1F Yaesu South Exit)