I first tried Marutama Ramen in Jakarta, Indonesia sometime around 2013 or 2014. The taste was so good that I wanted to give it a go in Japan. I looked around and found that their honten (本店)/main shop? is located in Tokyo near JR Chuo-Sobu line’s Ryogoku station.
The place is only around 250m away from the station, but because foolish me giving too much trust in Google Map, we ended up walking from Asakusabashi station which was 800m away. It was a chilly evening, somewhere around 3 or 4°C with a bit of wind. My weather phone app showed the feels like was -2°C. After about 10 minutes of walking, we saw this great view. The familiar orange circular logo of Ramen Marutama.
We went in, the place is small, with a capacity of 10. Surprising for me considering its a ramen-ya with branches in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and Australia.
So we ordered what we liked best, Marutama ramen (まる玉らーめん). With ajitama/egg for me, and its great. My only mistake is I should have ordered the spicy one. As usual, I prefer spicy food.
We were 1500円 poorer, but much much happier.
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