玉子入り味噌らーめん - Miso Ramen with Egg, ￥900
Just around the corner from the other Tsujita but without the same fanfare is Tsujita Miso no Shou. 4pm on a Sunday afternoon and it was straight in for us, while big brother had a queue about 10 deep. But this is a business area and I would imagine that it's much busier at 12:05 on a weekday. Lucky us! In fact, there were just as many customers as staff.
This store specialises in miso ramen, and when I say specialises I sort of mean doesn't offer any other kind. Regular or spicy, with or without an egg. Pretty simple, really.
I went for the regular miso... With an egg.
A deceptively large bowl with a heap of noodles hiding beneath the layer of toppings.
It was actually quite different from other miso ramens I have had. The miso flavour wasn't so strong but it was quite heavy with an oily layer on top. The aonori flakes had me reaching for more and the smaller-than-bite-size pieces of chashu made it much easier to ration. Of course it wouldn't be Tsujita without a secret blend of spices to add to the soup...
I was quite surprised that weren't more people inside for such a high quality bowl of ramen. I would have liked to try the sudachi rice but the ramen was well and truly enough.