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Where to Find the Spiciest Ramen in Tokyo: Moko Tanmen Nakamoto

Japanese cuisine isn’t exactly known for it’s spiciness. In fact, the flavours are famously subtle, and many Japanese people just never developed a taste for spices of the hotter variety.

The Spiciest Ramen in Tokyo

But the country still has some fiery-food fans out there, and when they go for it, they go all out. Take for example, Moko Tanmen Nakamoto. This ramen chain has plenty of branches in and around Tokyo and is somewhat of a legend among daring spice-lovers.

But don’t worry, it’s not a case of go hot or go home. If you’re not confident that you can take on the challenge of their spiciest dish, each ramen has a spiciness level of zero to ten, so you can choose somewhere on the scale that will suit you.

Spice level 10 is a thrill-seekers event only and should be approached with caution. The noodles are swimming in a threateningly red broth sprinkled with plenty of hot peppers.

Those who order level 10 report red faces, profuse sweating and watering eyes.

In winter, spicy ramen is the perfect way to blast open your sinuses, smash any kind of sickness out of your body and generally warm up. So why not challenge yourself to a bowl of the fieriest noodles in Tokyo?

Where to Find Moko Tanmen Nakamoto

Moko Tanmen Nakamoto Shinjuku Branch

Address: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Nishi-shinjuku 7-8-11 Mikasa Bldg. B1F

Nearest Train Station: Shinjuku (west exit) or Shinjuku Nishiguchi

Moko Tanmen Nakamoto Shibuya Branch

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka 2-6-17 TOHO Cinemas Shibuya B2F

Nearest Train Station: Shibuya (Hachiko exit)

All branches listed on the Moto Tanmen Nakamoto website.

By - Jess.