I'm back from our trip to Japan, and will be writing reports on our food, both for my own blog but also for Chowhound, where I did some of my food planning research.
In the mean time, can anyone help me identify this inexpensive place just at the end of Piss Alley / Shomben Yokocho, where we enjoyed pork ramen and gyoza? We ordered at the vending machine just inside, and watched the two staff slice and prepare the pork, serve the soup and noodles and fry the gyoza before serving.
The pork was absolutely delicious, especially the slices served over the rice. I don't know what the sticky sweet marinade was, but would love to know so I can try and recreate at home. And the gyoza and boiled eggs were also superb.
The ramen, pork rice and eggs set was just 630 Yen, and the gyozas an additional 360.
I realise it's just another of many many such places, but if anyone knows what it's called I'd be grateful.