Week 3 of the Grand Tsukemen Fest (@daitsukemenhaku) in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Managed to crush all 9 with the help of @theramenculture and the usual lot of ramen nerds who come to these events. It’s still on for a few more weeks. This time, each bowl is just 500 yen, and the portions are smaller. Good move on the organizer’s part.
The Grand Tsukemen Fest did something great this year. They dropped the price of bowls to 500 yen, and they halved the portions. This meant that I could roll in with a couple of friends each week (the event lasted 5 weeks, with different shops each time) and easily try all nine bowls.
Not only was this great, but I think this was the best ramen event in terms of taste that I have ever been to. Usually, eating ramen outdoors in a plastic bowl means a very substandard bowl, but the Grand Tsukemen Fest delivered this time.
Every year in October. Mark your calendars. For 2018, I am going to try and get some overseas shops to participate.