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Rich and Thick Miso Ramen in Kamata: Ren

Source: 5amramen.com

Ramen Ren has perfected a thick and rich miso ramen. They’re the best option for ramen in Kamata, and one of the best for miso ramen in Tokyo.

Buttery Miso Ramen

Before the ramen arrives, you’ll start off with a shot of vegetable juice. Menya Taiga in Kanazawa does this too.

The miso ramen broth is like a richly flavored, powerful maelstrom. In a way, this richness swallows up the miso flavor. But every so often the miso flavor escapes, like it’s gasping for air. This back and forth relationship works so well.

Ramen in Kamata Ren - Miso Ramen
Miso Ramen with Egg and Butter: ¥1,030

Ren’s miso ramen is indeed one of the richest and thickest out there. But it’s also complex. The broth includes 4 types of red and white miso, 40% chicken bones, 60% pork bones, and 5 types of veggies including ginger and garlic. The ace in the hole is chicken oil (chiyu), which gives everything a smooth taste.

Closeup

If you’re crazy like me and want even more richness, top off your miso ramen with butter or cheese.

My Fave – Miso Tsukemen

Miso ramen is Ramen Ren’s most popular. But my personal favorite is their miso tsukemen. First of all, miso tsukemen is quite rare. It’s even rarer to find good versions of it. But Ren’s miso tsukemen is AMAZING.

Miso Tsukemen: ¥930

It’s really the best of both worlds – tsukemen and miso ramen. It has that signature tsukemen sourness and salty savoriness, along with a fish accent from niboshi and sababushi. …continue reading