Ramen Shop

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This was a ramen shop close to our hotel. We would go past it at various times and see lots of commuters and locals eating there. So we gave it a go on a slow and quiet Sunday. There’s the occasional travellers like us because it is close to the APA hotel in Shinjuku.

The menu is basic in a good way. There’s about 10 choices of ramen, all sharing the same pork based creamy soup – the sort I like much more than the miso or soy based ones, which I find a little salty. It reminds us of our favourite ramen place at Manpuku at Kingsford.

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The bowls start from 500 yen and the most expensive one was 1,000 yen. I had the one for 600 yen and W went for the big one. She couldn’t finish it so I had more. Takeaway is only 400 yen.

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Beers were cheap at this price.

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The place feels like it is family owned and the fit out seems to be from the 70’s/80’s. Maybe even earlier.

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When you getter a view of the shop for afar, you see how it is hemmed in by newer and much taller buildings on all sides. And I wonder if the owner of the place is kicking themselves for not selling it for great profits during various booms, especially during the go go years of the 80’s.

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4 thoughts on “Ramen Shop

  1. google says ramen is something like noodles, if I understand correctly? is it something typical for Japan? I love the last photo where the shop is squeezed in between the bigger buildings lol… a small nice suprise there 🙂

    • Yes, ramen is the Japanese version of noodles in broth. Do you have instant noodles where you are? Wheat flour was introduced as a product to the Japanese after World War 2 because of food shortages. They substituted flour for rice and made noodles out of wheat flour. In the 60’s Nissan perfected the instant noodles as we know it.

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