Thursday, September 11, 2014

NOTICE / お知らせ

This blog will be on a short Sabbatical while I venture to my former home for a long awaited vacation!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Tokyo Ramen Street [Kizo] / 東京ラーメンストレート 「㐂蔵(きぞう)」

On Sunday, the wife and I went to Tokyo Station to do a little souvenir shopping before heading back to the States at the end of this week.  There is a small shop that carries all the limited edition flavors of Kit-Kats that you can't find in the States.  We figured that would be a nice little gift for everybody to try at the barbecue we plan on having at my parent's place this coming Saturday.  Unfortunately, when we went, the shop only carried one flavor.  We decided that we would pick them up at the airport instead.  But as we were at Tokyo Station, we decided to have lunch there as well.  We decided to brave the always crowded and ever so popular Tokyo Ramen Street.  Amazingly, when we went, it was as crowded as we thought it would be.  We chose a place called [Kizo].  Their specialty is a beef tongue scallion salt ramen.  That would mean a salt-based broth, with scallions and beef tongue of course.  Mikako ordered the regular specialty ramen while I ordered the specialty with all the toppings which included half-poached eggs and kikurage. As this is a salt-based broth ramen, it was really light.  The ramen noodles were medium sized, not too thick, not too thin, and the beef tongue, well, it isn't char-shu! 


Bon Appetit!