Friday, September 30, 2011

Tenka Ippin / 天下一品

On a recent day off which was also the first of the month, is Movie Day in Japan.  Yep, on the first day of every month, the theaters only charge ¥1000.  Almost half-price from the regular admission of ¥1800 (and yes, that's about $20.00!).  After watching one feature and deciding to catch another, it just happened to be time for lunch.  I decided to go to this ramen chain shop called [Tenka Ippin] while I was in Shinjuku.  I haven't been to one in a while but when I lived in Mishuku, I went nearly every week as there was branch close to where my apartment was.  The thing that makes this ramen shop special is there soup.  Its one really thick soup that seems as if you can stand up a spoon in it.  Oh, but its so delicious.  However, I recall the first time I tried it and thought, "What the heck???"  The soup has a very distinct flavor.  And the way it saturates the noodles is just heaven.

ちょっと前の休みがなんと一日だった。日本で一日と言えば、“映画の日”です。どの映画館でも¥1000で映画が観れる!通常の¥1800と比べたらお得ですね。その日は二本の映画も見に行きました。二本目の映画を見る前はちょうどう昼だったんで、今日は久しぶりのラーメンチェイン店の「天下一品」新宿歌舞伎町店に行きました。昔三宿に住んでた頃は週一回位行ってたな。自分のアパートから直ぐ近くだったの。ま、なんと言ってもやっぱり「天下一品」のドロドロスープがたまらない!それが麺にしみ込んで超美味しい!一番最初に食べた時の衝撃も思い出す。一口食べて、“なんじゃーこれ?”みたいな感じだったが、食べてるうちに、これ、かなり美味しいなと思い始めた。 近いうちにまた行ってみようかな。

And I decided to have some gyoza with my ramen as well.


Bon Appetit!



Curtains In My Tree said...

That soup looks so good

and you are so brave to be where you are


Tokyo Ern said...

Thanks for visiting. Brave because I live in Japan? Or brave because I'm wandering around Kabukicho (Shinjuku's Red Light District)?

By the way, you may enjoy my sister-in-law's blog "Delusions of Grandeur", she is an antique collector.