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T's Tantan

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Food/Drink | Avg price: ¥1200 | English Available: None (Unknown)

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  • Lyssays

    on Aug 29

    Vegan ramen?!

    I'm not a vegetarian, but I try to cut back on my meat consumption and animal product consumption where/when I can. Having seen T's Tantan a number of times inside JR Tokyo Station on my long trek from the Keiyo line's platforms to just about everything else, I figured it was more than time to give it a try. I'm so glad I did! T's Tantan avoids using animal products in all of its offerings, with vegan ramen being its speciality. A number of dishes are available, with an expected emphasis on bowls of ramen, but there are alternatives too and the "gyuudon" bento looked especially interesting, as did the seasonal chilled noodle dish. However, I went with a shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, i.e. a bowl of ramen noodles with a shoyu-based soup, and a side of fried gyouza (Japanese dumplings). All of it proved delicious! The shoyu soup tasted exactly like the non-vegetarian version, and there was a decent serve of vegetables on top that made the whole thing feel healthier than a typical bowl of ramen! The soy meat didn't really taste like the chashu pork slices that usually accompany shoyu ramen, but I don't think they were really supposed to do so. That said, while nice enough, they were a little on the bland side. The rest of the ramen more than made up for that, though, and it's definitely something that I would order again. The gyoza were very nice - just typical fried gyoza and unless you knew in advance they were vegetarian, I don't think you could tell the difference between the meat version and vegan version offered here. T's Tantan is in several places now, including Shinjuku and Narita Airport. I can't comment on those, but the branch in Tokyo Station is quite nice, making the most of the space it has and maximising it through the use of light furnishings and mirrors. The staff were very pleasant and managed their substantial foreign customer base well, and the menus are bilingual and very easy to follow for English speakers. this is definitely going to be one of the regular places I visit when I pass through Tokyo Station in the future. The restaurant is easy to find if you know what part of the station to look in. It's in the area called "Keiyo Street"; follow the signs to the red Keiyo line platforms and you should get there. Don't worry, you won't have to walk all the way to the platforms themselves! Website: http://ts-restaurant.jp/tantan/

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東京都千代田区丸の内1-9-1