Food & Drink February 22, 2015 6:25 pm

Ivan Ramen Tokyo: Uniquely Familiar


Food & Drink February 22, 2015 6:25 pm

Ivan Ramen Tokyo: Uniquely Familiar


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Ivan Ramen Tokyo

Ramen is a big deal in Japan and likely an even bigger deal in Tokyo. A foreigner opening a successful ramen shop in Tokyo that showcases his own creations is huge. Enter Ivan Ramen Tokyo near Rokakoen Station. It is a simple no nonsense little ramen shop that definitely has its own distinct spin on the genre.

Fish (pike) broth ramen w/pork
There are few variations of ramen dishes stemming from a fish or pork based broth. The fish broth offerings are light and wholesome, while the pork ones pack a bit more heft and depth. Like it spicy? Ivan has spicy ramen. The spicy pork ramen had sautéed onions and what I think was diced eggplant, which all came together amazingly.
Spicy pork ramen
Tomato and pork rice dish
The rice dishes are surprisingly excellent, with the tomato ones standing out. The rice dishes with pork are great, since the pork is texturally similar to Southern pulled pork. Order a rice dish along with your ramen, highly recommended. Prices are reasonable, ranging around 800 to 1,200 yen for different ramen dishes and about 450 yen for the rice ones. The ticket machine for placing orders is in English with pictures, which is not common at similar ramen shops. On your way back to Rokakoen station if you see a cake place, do yourself a favor and pick up a piece; if you have room in your tummy.



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Ivan Ramen Tokyo

Ramen is a big deal in Japan and likely an even bigger deal in Tokyo. A foreigner opening a successful ramen shop in Tokyo that showcases his own creations is huge. Enter Ivan Ramen Tokyo near Rokakoen Station. It is a simple no nonsense little ramen shop that definitely has its own distinct spin on the genre.

Fish (pike) broth ramen w/pork
There are few variations of ramen dishes stemming from a fish or pork based broth. The fish broth offerings are light and wholesome, while the pork ones pack a bit more heft and depth. Like it spicy? Ivan has spicy ramen. The spicy pork ramen had sautéed onions and what I think was diced eggplant, which all came together amazingly.
Spicy pork ramen
Tomato and pork rice dish
The rice dishes are surprisingly excellent, with the tomato ones standing out. The rice dishes with pork are great, since the pork is texturally similar to Southern pulled pork. Order a rice dish along with your ramen, highly recommended. Prices are reasonable, ranging around 800 to 1,200 yen for different ramen dishes and about 450 yen for the rice ones. The ticket machine for placing orders is in English with pictures, which is not common at similar ramen shops. On your way back to Rokakoen station if you see a cake place, do yourself a favor and pick up a piece; if you have room in your tummy.



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Categorised in: , ,

This post was written by Mathew Ryan