Tokyo is known for its variety of different ramens which embarrassingly, I’ve yet to try many. among the ones that I would love to try are the ice cream ramen, the Michelin one star ramen and the blue soup ramen. but other than ramen, I have a love for something else which is difficult to find outside of Japan. and that’s something called the Tsukemen. Tsukemen are noodles that are normally thick like udon but with a ramen texture, and is served separately with the soup so every bite will seem like the first bite. no more soggy ramen! (I guess because I eat pretty slowly too hahahaha. you’re really supposed to finish your ramen under 10 minutes until the taste changes.)
so I was touring a friend around and he wanted to eat ramen. so I searched a little and stumbled across this place called Menya Musashi, which is apparently the best ramen shop in Shinjuku.
there weren’t many seats but it was definitely very well decorated and it also has a very nice ambiance compared with the usual ramen shops. when we entered the place, it was pretty empty but as we sat down, the people working nearby started pouring in as it was 12 and not even 10 minutes later, there was a very long line. glad I went there a tad bit earlier =X.
although I searched for ramen, it seemed like this place was famous for its Tsukemen and boy, this was the best Tsukemen I’ve ever had so far (note that I hadn’t had many hahahhaha). what I loved about this shop was also because of their chili sauce which I forgot to take a picture of. it seems like some kind of Yuzu chili where it was a little bitter, sour and spicy. the texture of the noodles though.. was amazing. the thickness of the noodles were just right for me and the soup was absolutely delicious.
my friend got himself the shop’s most famous ramen and was very satisfied with it!
Japanese eggs. hard on the outside, soft on the inside.
if you’re dropping by Shinjuku, this ramen place is highly recommended!
HOWEVER, this place is kind of on the pricier side. normal ramen range from 600-800yen while the ones here was around 900-1300yen.
as for the way to get there, just google for Menya Musashi on google maps and you’ll find it ;).