Thursday, November 26

Tonchin, Tokyo

We had the simple street ramen for last dinner in Tokyo.

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Tonchin is a popular chain but we didn't have to wait long as it was only 6pm and bar-counter seats weren't exactly linger-friendly. It's interesting to note that the XL, L and M sizes cost the same.

Actually, simple is not exactly the word I would use to describe Tonchin's ramen.

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There's nothing meek about Tonchin's broth. The miso-pork broth was creamy, hearty and almost opaque. The noodles were thick-ish and when the guy prepared our ramen, he gave a swift swat before transferring it into the bowl. Did that make the noodles bouncier or chewier? I don't know but it sure made for a good theatrical performace. The char siew was heart-achingly tender, unlike anything I ever had in Singapore.

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Tonchin
1-11-10 Shinjuku
Tel: 03-3207-5887
Tokyo
And various outlets

4 comments:

ratatouille said...

this one at shinjuku always has a long q everytime i walk pass it.

yixiaooo said...

we were lucky because we were early so we only had to wait for about 5 mins ;)

zeeandthoseknees said...

solemn note to self : never visit xiao's blog when hungry & tired (cos tiredness amplifies my cravings).

:P

yixiaooo said...

HAHA i know how much you love noodles, babe.