藏太皷 @ Shinjuku



This is definitely a place I would like to recommend, if you have got a chance to be in Tokyo.

 




Though of Chinese origin, it is unclear when ramen was introduced to Japan. One hypothesis and probably the most credible is that "ramen" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese: 拉麺 (lamian), meaning "hand-pulled noodles" (a name that is still used in Chinese for these sort of noodles). A second hypothesis proposes 老麺 (laomian, "old noodles") as the original form, while yet another states that ramen was initially 鹵麺 (lúmiàn), noodles cooked in a thick, starchy sauce. A fourth hypothesis is 撈麵 (lāomiàn, "lo mein"): 撈 means to "dredge up" and refers to the method of cooking these noodles by immersing them in boiling water before dredging them up with a wire basket.



This is something more than just the noodle. The broth is so in harmony with the ramen! 藏太皷拉麵 is the best ramen that I ever have.



Where is it?



It's my luck to have it just a few footsteps away from the Hotel Sunroute Plaza.

sources: wikipedia.org

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