Yaguratei (やぐら亭) definitely lives up to the title of “spiciest ramen in the universe”. Order their hanabero ramen at your own risk. But they also have ramen fit for human consumption – delicious shoyu and shio.
Spiciest Ramen in the Universe
What makes their “hotaru” (firefly) ramen so spicy? It’s habanero peppers from Australia. These are specifically engineered to wreak havoc on mortal stomachs. This special pepper is diced and used in both the soup and the noodles.
This is the only bowl of ramen I’ve been unable to eat after the first sip. I haven’t had anything THIS SPICY in my entire life. You’ll feel like you’re in a red hot trance. Panic can even ensue. To watch my reaction, skip to the 13:00 mark HERE.
To only add to the madness, the staff will set fire to the ramen. They pour on industrial strength vodka and light it before serving.
Bear in mind that Yaguratei doesn’t always serve this spicy ramen. When they do, order at your own risk. I really thought I could make a dent, but the universe had other plans.
Refreshing Shoyu and Shio Ramen
Normally what I order at Yaguratei is their shoyu or shio ramen. They’re both refreshing and clean. This is because they don’t use any preservatives.
This week I take with Jessie, a former Yamato Damacy member, former JET, former IT guy, and now still IT but pizza joint/craft beer opener! It was a pleasure to speak with Jessie about his work history and just incessant drive to take his ideas to the next level. Anyone can have ideas, few can make them happen like Jessie can. P.S. go watch a Yamato Damacy episode because they really are a part of Jvlog history that I think is not remembered enough! Go watch some episodes here.
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