Surrounded by generosity…

Day 143:

A friend of a friend of a friend was moving back to Australia and he agreed to let me have some of his stuff like a washing maching, microwave, and various other necessities. But there was only one problem. He lives in Chiba, which is an hour and a half from Tokyo, and I don’t have a car. So that’s when another friend of a friend of a friend offered to help me pick it up and take it back to my apt in Tokyo. Thanks DMC!

So to offer my thanks, I treated him to one of his favorite ramen shops near Inage Station–Tora no Ana (虎ノ穴). It’s an Iekei ramen shop that could translate to either the tiger’s hole or the drunk person’s hole. I’m not exactly sure which one, but I guess I can speculate.

I ordered the regular ramen. And if you’re familiar with Iekei, you can choose the firmness of your noodles, the oil content, and the amount of tare used.

I went with normal for everything. I’d have to say that Tora no Ana does Iekei well, but it takes a certain type of person to get used to this style. You might say that it’s an acquired taste.

DMC got the tsukemen. I don’t think the Iekei style transferred over to the tsukemen but who cares it was still good.

Later that evening when I got into work, we received a care package from nearby Ichiryu.

Their karaage is the bomb!

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