Iwamotocho : Tantanmen and mapo tofu at Yunrinbo Akihabara branch (雲林坊 秋葉原店)

We visited Yunrinbo in Akihabara – Kanda area.
They are branch of Kanda Yunrin that is popular Sichuan foods restaurant in Kanda and they serve Yunrin’s awesome tantanmen and mapo tofu.

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Where?

It takes only 3 minutes walk from Iwamotocho subway station. It’s located under the JR railway. There are people waiting in front of the shop at all time.
Another there’re branches in Kudanshita, Nihonbashi and Kawaguchi of Saitama.

Always people waiting

There are many shops and restaurants that have many people gathering. And there’re always many people waiting in front of this Yunrinbo among them.
They are open throughout until the closing time. So, when I visited there for the first time past 3 p.m., but there were about 10 people waiting. I was surprised.

There are only 10 seats. So you need to wait so long if you want to eat at this shop.

They prepare paper aprons. So you don’t have to be worry about your clothes.

Interior and menu

There are only L-shaped counter table only. As soon as we entered the shop, we found the ticket vending machine on the left. It seems normal ramen shop.

There’s tantanmen noodles (with soup), dandan noodles (without soup), tanmen with mapo tofu, salted tanmen with green onion oil and mapo tofu on the menu.
All foods except salt tanmen are spicy.

They adjust the amount of chili oil and Sichuan Pepper. If you don’t say anything they cook at the middle (level 3) of spieiness.
They said they cook mapo tofu and dandan noodles with extra spicy for serving it as it is in real China.

Foods

Tantanmen noodles

Tantanmen noodles (汁あり担担麺, 880 yen) looks beautiful having red and green oil.
Red oil is chili oil.And green onion and plenty of spice on it.
I had a cough because of the flavor of spice with steam :p

Though it was mild because of sesame but so much spice !
The chili oil is their special one blended at the kitchen. The thin noodles dressed with spicy soup was awesome.

Dandan noodles

This is dandan noodles and small mapo tofu bowl set (汁なし担担麺と小麻婆丼のセット, 1150 yen). Only dandan noodles is 880 yen.
So much sesame, peanuts, pine nuts, green onion and minced meat on it. Noodles couldn’t be seen.

Soup and soybean sprouts.
It had much ingredients like nuts, minced meat and so forth.
To tell the truth, I don’t like this dandan noodles because the noodle was thick and it’s quite differ from my delight dandan noodles of Sichuan Dandan noodles AUN in Yushima.

Yushima : Dandan noodles and coriander at Aun (四川担担麺 阿吽)
Level 6 !? Recently I feel like eating something spicy foods because of muggy weather. I remember Sichuan Dandan noodle Aun in Yushima serve perfect spicy noodles. So, I go there whenever I want...

There’re much Sichuan pepper on the mapo tofu. And much chili oil. We needed more rice 🙂

Half-boiled egg marinated with soy sauce

Speaking of standard topping of tantanmen, I remember ajitama (=boiled egg with soy sauce). Their Half-boiled egg marinated with soy sauce (こだわりの醤油漬け半熟たまご, 120 yen) had yolk like jelly.

I think it’s also good with beer 🙂

About Yunrinbo Akihabara branch (雲林坊 秋葉原店)

Address / Sudacho 2-chome Kyodo Bldg 1F, 2-12, Kanda-Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-3252-8088

Open / 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and another holidays until 9 p.m.
Closed / no scheduled

Reservation / Unavailable
Smoking / Not permitted
Credit card / Unavailable

 

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