The Dirty Stall

Gonokami Seisakujo

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Gonokami Seisakujo (or translated loosely to Five Gods Factory) is one of more well-known names for tsukemen in Shinjuku, with Fuunji being famous for their chicken-based tsukemen, thus Gonokami Seisakujo is known for their shrimp-based tsukemen.

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As a testament to this, there’s a long queue even though I went at an off-peak timing of about 2pm on a weekday!

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The tsukemen was pretty thick and I really loved the crunchy cabbage. Somehow you just don’t get cabbage like that in Singapore…

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And this is the star – their shrimp-based broth, made from amaebi, sakura ebi, with pork & chicken fat. The interesting thing about this broth is that it never gets overly rich with the prawn taste or fattiness.

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And you never really get sick of it either because there’s a certain sweetness to it. If you love prawn noodles, then you definitely have to try Gonokami Seisakujo. Just don’t order too much, the noodles are hella filling!

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