Tsurukame Honten-Main store / つるかめ本店
A Tsukemen restaurant in the center of "Teramachi Kyougoku Shopping Street," 5 minutes' walk from the Shijou Kawaramachi crossing in Kyoto's business district. "Tsukemen" is a zarusoba-like dish of noodles dipped into soup, which is served in a separate bowl. The noodles are ramen noodles.
Serving "bonito" and "Saikyou miso" flavored tsukemen as well as others, the restaurant is loved by local businessmen and students for its rich and large portions.
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A rich soup infused with bonito and shoyu flavors. Despite being a seafood dish, it doesn't have a "fishy" smell, so is recommended for people who dislike fishy foods. The noodles are think and chunky, mixing well with the rich soup.
We recommend leaving some soup behind when you finish eating your noodles; if you do, you can order Shime Meshi! Shime Meshi is rice and eggs dropped into your soup, mixed, and enjoyed together. The rich soup and piping hot rice are the perfect pairing.
Based around Kyoto's famous "Saikyou miso," these Tsukemen have a Ra-yuu accent and a creamy flavor. When you hear the words "Tan tan men," you might be forgiven for thinking the dish is spicy, but in fact it's perfect for those who aren’t so good with spiciness thanks to its sweet and mild "Saikyou miso."
Tsukemen soup is richer than that of regular ramen, so be careful not to overdo it when you're dipping your noodles. We recommend dipping only a little of your noodles in the soup at first.
|Address||Kikusui Bld. 1F, 559, Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8042|
|Directions||3-minute walk from Hankyu Line Kawaramachi Station.|
11:00 ～ 22:00
|Notes||The restaurant sometimes gets crowded between 12 and 2 p.m., so you may have to wait.|
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
English menus available
|Number of seats||8 seats||Private dining rooms||Nothing|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|