Heard about tsukemen?
Recently, I found out about tsukemen and I am addicted to it. How could I have not known about this all these years? I'm a huge fan of ramen and I didn't know that ramen has a cousin that's equally as delicious, if not more so. Ratketeer, say hello to dipping ramen or what the locals would call, tsukemen!
Home is where the heart is... and don't forget the good food too!
As many of you already know, I've shifted my focus from food in Tokyo Disney, to food in well... anywhere I go to... and because of this shift of focus, I've been paying more attention to food in my neck of the woods. It takes about an hour or two for me to get to Tokyo Disney from my place, so whenever I encounter mediocre food in the parks, I get really disappointed, sometimes, to a point of anger. It is not good for my blood pressure and my wallet. I spent so much time at Tokyo Disney that I became oblivious to what was close to home. I was blinded by the Mouse and that was not a good thing as I wouldn't have found out about Noroshi, which is home of one of the best dishes that I've ever tasted in my life!
Where is Noroshi?
Noroshi is located in Omiya. To be dead honest with you, there's nothing out here in Omiya. The only touristy things to do here are the Bonsai Museum and the Railway Museum. Also, if you decide to go to Kawagoe, a traditional Japanese town, you'll have to bypass Omiya to get there. If your Japan travel plans happen to cross paths with Omiya, make sure to head over to Noroshi for a bowl of dipping ramen. Get a ticket from the ticket machine (a bowl costs less than 1,000 yen), much like the one in Nakamoto Moukotanmen, take a seat at the counter and wait in anticipation for one of the best meals that you will ever experience in your life. You have my word on this! Behold, my current favorite noodle dish in Japan!
Honorable Rating: Lick That Plate (5/5)
Address: Noroshi, 1 Chome-25 Shimochō, Ōmiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken 330-0844, Japan