Tsukemen Alert: Tsujita Annex Now Serving Dip Ramen
Tsukemen at Tsujita Annex
The Annex, a cheerful ramen bar plus a few tables, serves only one kind of tsukemen -- at least it does right now, though given how beautifully adaptive it is, who knows what'll show up next week. You'll be served a happily large bowl of extremely rich dipping broth, heavily laced with garlic and chiles and pork, LOTS of pork. No notes of bonito here, just pure pig. You can order it plain, with a soft-boiled egg, or with char sui. There are also options for extra noodles or extra vegetables, although since vegetables are very much beside the point here, this seems counterintuitive. Extra soup is free. (You won't need it anyway.)
Of course you can order the tonkotsu ramen or the miso ramen, or even the donburi bowls if you really feel like it. But why, when there is tsukemen, especially of this quality and, well, enormity. Add spoonfuls of the raw garlic and chiles in pots on the bar if you can stand it. Drink some matcha tea. Remember that there are umbrellas outside, under which you can sit afterward in a kind of pork-induced postprandial stupor. More things to be grateful for, I suppose.
empty tsukemen bowl at Tsujita Annex
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