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Fusion Spice Ramen in Shimokitazawa: Ten to Sen

Spice Ramen Ten to Sen has the most interesting ramen in Shimokitazawa. Their colorful ramen are all about non-Japanese spices and roar with flavor.

Ten to Sen’s ramen fall under the “spice ramen” category, or ramen with more exotic spices. This makes sense. Their operating company is famous for soup curry (a Hokkaido born curry dish). They proudly source most of their ingredients from Hokkaido – meat (pork, chicken, fish) and vegetables.

Paprika and Cashews – not your typical Ramen

In their signature spice ramen, you’ll notice a bright jungle of toppings. These provide an array of textures and include cashew nuts, deep fried burdock, red onion slices, paprika, and wood ear mushrooms.

SP Spice Ramen (All toppings)

In the broth there’s a lot going on, flavor-wise. But it’s not muddled and confusing. It’s rather deliciously interesting and you’ll taste everything from cumin to turmeric. It’s like a cross between ramen and spice-heavy soup curry.

Semi-thick noodles

Soupless Spice Ramen

They also offer a soupless ramen (maze soba) – sublime during the hot summer months.

Spice Mazesoba

This version allows you to better appreciate the individual topping textures. But the spices take more of a backseat without the soup.

The shop has a warm, chic interior. Overall, Ten to Sen has achieved excellence with their spice ramen in Shimokitazawa.

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