Modern Tantanmen at Gold Scorpion in Kamiyacho

Source: 5amramen.com

With a name right out of an 80s adventure movie, Gold Scorpion (Kinkatsu) dishes out deliciously modern tantanmen. They’ve got fantastic variety too – from soupless to tsukemen style.

Modern Tantanmen

You have to start with their signature tantanmen. It’s the perfect balance of gold sesame goodness and tingly spiciness.

Tantanmen: ¥900

Choose your spice level, from 1-3. Level 3 is very manageable – you’ll just taste more of the shibire numbing pepper.

The fairly oily broth has a shrimp accent too – a more recent addition. Relatively thin noodles round out this dish.

Soupless Tantanmen

The soupless tantanmen is a totally different experience. It might be my favorite – the El Dorado gold.

Soupless Tantanmen: ¥780

It’s more more nutty and creamy than the tantanmen with soup. Fatter noodles help you mop up the oil.

You again get to choose 1-3 for your spice level.

Tantan Tsukemen

Shall we separate the broth from the soup? Why not? Note that you’ll have to wait a bit longer for them to prepare the thicker and fatter tsukemen noodles.

<img data-attachment-id="2841" data-permalink="http://5amramen.com/ramen/modern-tantanmen-in-kamiyacho/attachment/modern-tantanmen-at-gold-scorpion-in-kamiyacho-3" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?fit=4969%2C3313" data-orig-size="4969,3313" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta='{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Frank Striegl 5amRamen.com","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1548910045","copyright":"u00a9 5 AM Ramen","focal_length":"17","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.0333333333333","title":"","orientation":"1"}' data-image-title="Modern Tantanmen at Gold Scorpion in Kamiyacho 3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?fit=300%2C200" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?fit=1024%2C683" src="https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?fit=1024%2C683" alt="" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?w=4969 4969w, https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?resize=300%2C200 300w, https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?resize=768%2C512 768w, https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?resize=1024%2C683 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?resize=1080%2C720 1080w, https://i0.wp.com/5amramen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Modern-Tantanmen-at-Gold-Scorpion-in-Kamiyacho-3.jpg?w=2160 …continue reading