Taste the Famous Tsukemen of 'Tomita' Near Tokyo Station!
'Tomita' is perhaps the most highly-regarded ramen shop in all of Japan, having been crowned Tokyo's best ramen shop by TRY (Tokyo Ramen of the Year) 4 times! The original location is in neighboring Chiba prefecture, but as of 2019, a new location was opened in the middle of Tokyo at Tokyo Station! If you're curious to try this legendary tsukemen, it's now easier than ever!
Tomita tsukemen in Tokyo Station?!
Even half a year after it opened, there's still a long queue out the door!
A plate of each type of pork chashu (made from Chiba prefecture's famous Gensou Pork) is served next to a neatly piled bowl of brown, super-fat noodles and extra-thick soup.
The noodles themselves have quite a strong wheat taste and scent that is much stronger than your typical noodle! It's quite impressive, actually.
It's not just strong flavors, though. There's also a wonderful hint of yuzu flavor that nicely balances all of the salty tastes, creating a symphony of harmonious flavor.
The pork belly chashu is tender and flavorful, everything that you would expect from a great chashu. The butt chashu is meaty, almost like steak, and is satisfying to eat. The ham chashu is delicate and silky and seems to melt in the mouth. All are delicious in their own way, and I recommend you order all with your ramen too!
If you're curious about this legendary ramen, try it out next time you're around Tokyo Station!
- I live in west Tokyo and spend most of my time thinking about food or going bouldering.