Friday, October 23, 2015

カラシビ味噌らー麺 鬼金棒 - Kikanbou, Ikebukuro

カラシビ味噌ラーメン - Spicy Miso Ramen

   If you've got a little familiarity with kanji or Chinese characters you'll notice that the first one here is the character for "demon." With that knowledge, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the folks here at Kikanbou are serving up some spicy ramen.
   Arriving at lunchtime, it's no surprise to see a queue, but it seemed to move pretty smoothly with the staff collecting your pre-purchased tickets to keep a steady pace. You do have some choices to make about how spicy you would like it. When in doubt, go with the normal one. Futsuu... 

   It wasn't over-the-top spicy (if you go for the standard level), but I guess that you have to be a lover of all things spicy to get the best out of it. Even this one had a slight tongue-numbing quality to it, too! Some tender chashu, and some thick noodles to soak up that miso-y goodness. But my favourite touch had to be the baby corn perched up high on the mountain of bean sprouts.