Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto (蒙古タンメン中本)
Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is one of the hottest ramen chain shop in Tokyo. They have several shops in Tokyo area, including the main stations such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, and Shibuya.
They are well known for the super spicy ramen. Many people visit there to see how spicy they are. Actually, the ramen is very spicy but also has much "umami (savory taste)", so most of them end up getting addicted to the spicy but tasty ramen.
Find the red shop with the sign board of "誠" (A kanji which means "honesty" in Japan.), and you are on the right way!
They have several kinds of ramen which have different levels of spiciness. You can pick one depending on how much you like spicy food. Or maybe the level you would like to challenge.
The regular and most popular ramen is called "mouko tanmen", the same name as the shop. It is actually less spicy than the other menu, but still VERY spicy for most people. The ramen broth is miso-flavored and has a lot of vegetables and there is tofu over the noodles. It's spicy yet has other umami flavors, which makes you want to eat more and more!
Look at the red soup! It looks SO spicy, and actually, it is! If you are into spicy food and wish to try the spiciest ramen ever, just give it a try!
Hiyashi miso ramen (800 yen)
They also have tsukemen style ramen where you dip the noodles in a soup. The soup is, of course, spicy and also cold. Officially, Hiyashi miso ramen is the spiciest ramen menu.
You can also try the convenient version!
At a nearby Seven-eleven, you can get an instant noodle version of Mouko tanmen Nakamoto. Before going to the actual restaurant, you can challenge this!
If you like spicy food, you will like their ramen! Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto is definitely the "hottest" ramen shop in Tokyo you need to try!