Shoyu ramen (熟成練り醤油らーめん), with additional egg. At first, the soup is shio (salt) ramen. Then, you mix the ball to get shoyu (soy sauce) ramen.
The restaurant is actually nameless… Just a 麺 (noodle) character at the entrance.
Red curry ramen (normal spice level), with free rice.
The Tokyo University of the Arts in Ueno is one of the oldest art schools in Japan. For one week at the end of January, they opened their doors to the public for an exhibition of the works of the graduating students.
Miso Ghana 2014 ramen. The ball is chocolate mixed with nuts. At first glance, the ramen would best be described as a miso / tantan-men fusion (with spicy oil and ground meat). The chocolate ball melts in the soup while eating, so the taste at the end is quite sweet. I enjoyed it.
This chocolate ramen is a collaboration between ramen chain Menya Musashi and candy maker Lotte (which own the Ghana chocolate brand). It is produced especially for Valentine’s Day season and available in limited quantity (20 servings a day) in select shops (Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Kamata) until February 14th.
There was a snowstorm in Tokyo a few days ago. I went to the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden to see how it looks in white.
Above, plum tree in blossom.