|Ivan Ramen - the sign says it all, really.|
Since arriving here a little less than four years ago now, I've become something of a regular ramen eater. I'm no expert, but I've learned a thing or two as my husband has become a fairly major fan of the stuff. Mostly, I know what I like and what I don't like, and I'm getting a feel for what works and what doesn't.
Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen has most likely forgotten more than most of us will ever know about this particular Japanese dish. My husband and I made a first journey to his shop during our early days here via a New York Times article on the best ramen in Tokyo. We liked the novelty of a foreigner making this dish, but Orkin's flavors and perfect noodles kept us coming back again and again. I can't even begin to express how awesome his soy milk tsukemen is...except perhaps in another review I write for JapanTourist! Meanwhile, you can read a review I wrote about a recent visit, and then wander over to try a bowl for yourself. Be warned: you might just get addicted.