In a Mitsuwa Marketplace near you, discover Santouka in its food court (it's the one stall with the line). To figure out your order, you could refer to its display of "fake" life-size ramen bowls in the window, or simply rely on its best bowl: the shio, or salt, ramen. The tonkotsu broth is rendered at a patient 20-hour simmer (never a boil!), and in addition to pork bones, the Santouka gods will toss in dried fish, kelp and other "special" ingredients. Blogger Rameniac declared Santouka and its shio the "best noodler in town" -- that was also delivered as the Japanese equivalent of a Panda Express. And in addition to slippery slabs of chasu, a bowl of shio ramen is garnished with a signature pickled plum.
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cravings. I’ll take a bowl even when the temperature’s soaring and pearls of sweat are dripping off my brow. Weather like this calls for only the worthiest of noodle soups, and Santouka’s ramen fits the bill.
SANTOUKA is the best ramen ever. Legit. Hands down. I've been to a few of the "best" ramen places and this is the one place I'm still dreaming about. When I went to Ippudo, I thought it was great.
Surely, Dear Reader, you’ve this experience: you taste a dish for the first time and it’s so brilliant that you remember it forever. I had this experience when I tasted the miso ramen with special pork: