Shinjuku is always regarded as a battlefield which is filled with various Ramen stores. Today I will try the most popular one among the salaryman customers — a tsukemen restaurant named 「五ノ神製作所」. And the specialty is the shrimp tomato tsukemen. You can enjoy the delicious of sea and earth in just one dish which is really charming for me.
The restaurant is located on the place where is 5-6 minutes by foot from the south exit of JR Shinjuku station or Odakyu Shinjuku station. Although I came at a rainy workday there was still a wait.
Remenber to buy the tickets before queuing up.
I have chosen the “shrimp tomato tsukemen with seadoned soft boiled egg and extra cooked meat”, which is the best seller among females. You don’t need to worry about that you cannot be able to read Japanese because there are English on each menu.
There is a tip for you. When the staff checks your ticket, you can tell him the size you want like small middle and large. And if you choose the small one, staffs will add cheese on your noodles.
Finally it was my turn!
The opened kitchen shows the busy figures of the staffs.
The wheat noodles made in their own restaurant were really chewy. Some toast pieces covered by basil were put on the noodles. The basil was so matched with the shrimp miso and tomato soup. By the way, the quantity here may be too much for girls so my advice is the small size.
Shrimps will be fried firstly to keep sweet and tender, and then put into the miso soup to boiled until the miso become creamy. There are also pork egg and cheese in the soup made from tomatoes so that the tsukemen is both delicious as seafood and also fresh as tomato.
My salaryman friend chose the shrimp fork tsukemen. If you love meat then you could never miss it. A dish of vegetable will be offered later. You know, for the balance!
Different from the other tsukemen, the soup made by [五ノ神製作所] is never greasy. You could have many tastes from the soup which keeps you always feel new during eating. Then it is not weird that those who almost be tired of ramen are still loving this one! Believe me, you must love just the second you taste it.
Shop: つけ麺 五ノ神製作所（Tsukemen Gonokami Seisakusho ）
Address: 1F, 5-33-16, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
For more information→ Shinjuku Area Sightseeing Guide