Following the advice of Ramen Adventures, we decided to check out a tsukemen shop in Ikebukuro, Tokyo called KING KONG. It’s located about 5 minutes away from JR Ikebukuro Station. It’s about 1,000 yen to get the King Kong Tsukemen, which you see in the photograph above. That’s Nick’s bowl, which he ordered with 400 grams of ramen noodles.
I actually opted for just the tsukemen with 200 grams of noodles because I wasn’t so hungry, but I regret not getting the King Kong one because it came with extra toppings such as nori (seaweed), egg, etc.
For me, a real make-or-break is how the chashu pork is cooked. The chashu at this place is superb. It’s juicy and flavorful; it tastes nothing like the meat that comes in a package from the supermarket. The truffle broth is thicker than a normal tsukemen broth, but it also very rich in flavor. Ramen Adventures states that the flavor is on the sweet side, due to the addition of blueberries.
Nom nom nom… my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures. I am thinking of coming back here again the next time I visit Tokyo.
Address: 1-32-2 East Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan (東池袋１丁目３２−２)