After being coop’d up all day, I was feeling much better and was in desperate need for some ramen! There are still several places closed for the new year, but my ruddy (ramen+buddy=ruddy. yes I am a dork!) Nate had mentioned that a new ramen alley had recently opened in Koenji. A quick bike ride later and I was ready for my first bowl of 2010.
There are four shops that make up this new alley: Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto; Tsukemen Tetsu; Torisoba Daiki-an; Tanegashima Shouten Kunigamiya. I chose Daiki-an because I needed something refreshing. (The original Daiki is located in Yushima near Okachimachi Station.)