I woke up this morning with a craving for tsukemen. I know, I must be getting sick. I never crave tsukemen. Anyhow, without much time before work, I went back to Menya Tenhou to see what they had to offer.
Surprisingly, their tsukemen was really good.
The pickled mountain kikurage must be their secret ingredient. I was impressed to say the least. And as I got up to leave, the manager had recognized me and asked if I worked at Bassanova. Apparently he’s seen me before. I’ve been exposed! haha.
Fuji TV came back to Bassanova to finalize a few more shots of our ramen. The program will air on 10/7 at 1am on channel 8 so check it out if you can.
The highlight of the night was getting a surprise visit from Kimura-san. It was great to see him again and he was bearing gifts!
He brought me some ramen from his hometown of Niigata.
I added my own twist to this Ichii (いち井) shio ramen, but the soup was like whoa.
If you love shrimp, you’ll want to marry this.
Kidding aside, this may inspire a trip to Niigata someday.