Tantanmen (originally a Chinese dish) is a very popular variant of ramen. This bowl is one of my favourites: the noodles have perfect bounce, the broth rich with chili, sesame and a hint of garlic and topped with a perfectly cooked deep fried pork cutlet and beansprouts.
On a cold day in Tokyo, nothing gets better than this. Rarely have I seen a foreigner, let alone a food tourist here; no English spoken; bibs provided… who needs multi-starred-multi-course tasting menus. Delicious down to the very last drop.