Keika Ku-Mamoto Rāmen

Amidst the bustling back-streets of Shinjuku is a lunch venue worth writing home about.

Competing like so many other restaurants with colourful signs shouting loudly in kanji, hiragana & katakana but rarely rōmaji.

20120625-135426.jpg

It can be complicated knowing who sells what yet many include a menu with shashin (photographs) making the task a little bit easier.

Order on your way in from a machine that provides a ticket you then hand to the waitress.

20120625-135406.jpg

It certainly makes the process of handling money easy but it can be confusing for a first-time gaikoku jin (foreigner).

An iced-tea is provided and the rāmen plated fresh.

I choose the chāshū-men (rāmen with sliced pork).

It comes in a huge bowl filled with noodles, some vegetables, half a small egg and several slices of pork.

The flavour is wonderful. Rich and hearty. Salty yet not over-powering. Very filling.

I’ve heard that the done thing in Japan is to slurp the broth when drinking it and I must say it’s a lot of fun doing so.

A range of rāmen dishes are available starting from ¥500 with all under ¥1000.

20120625-135441.jpg

Kim*

Advertisements

please let me know your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s