Kita-Sando ramen – there isn’t a whole a lot of ramen in the area. But newcomer shop Mensai Regamen (麺菜 Regamen) brings some freshness to the Kita-Sando ramen scene.
Pork Back Fat Shoyu Ramen
Regamen has a relatively big ramen menu. But locals love their shoyu ramen, especially when it’s topped off with pork back fat.
Customize your pork back level – pictured is regular. If you’d prefer a less gloopy bowl, the standard shoyu ramen has your name on it.
The golden noodles are thick, moist and remind of Kitakata-style.
Creamy Chicken with Scallops
Tori paitan (thick chicken ramen) is another ramen that Regamen serves. But the twist is using scallops.
Alongside the chicken bones, the scallops are omnipresent in the broth. Two scallop toppings drive it home. Finally, mizuna and negi freshly cut through the creamy broth.
Regamen conveniently has English and Chinese menus. We’re lucky that the Kita-Sando landscape has another ramen restaurant.
Shop Hours: 11:30 am ~ 4 pm / 6 pm ~ 9 pm (8 pm on Sat, Sun)
The Jimbocho ramen scene runs deep. Real deep. From classic shoyu to lavish lobster bisque ramen, these are my top 10 picks in one of Tokyo’s most competitive ramen neighborhoods – JIMBOCHO.
#1 Spicy Tantanmen – La Show Han
La Show Han (担々麺本舗辣椒漢) superbly shines a light on tantanmen, a fiery, Sichuan-rooted ramen. They serve a number of tantanmen with various spice levels – soupless, and with soup. Soupless is most popular.
It strikes a perfect balance between spiciness and creaminess, with toppings like kaiware sprouts and green negi adding a dash of freshness. In short, La Show Han is legit. Full review here.
Shop Hours: Mon – Fri: 11 am – 3 pm / 5:30 – 8 pm / Sat: 11 am – 2 pm (closed on Sun)
#2 Pork Back Fat Ramen – Kai
Jimbocho Kai (神保町 可以) faithfully showcases Niigata ramen. Niigata prefecture is a ramen powerhouse, with multiple ramen styles.
One of the most famous styles is Tsubame-Sanjo. It’s a shoyu-seasoned, niboshi (fish) broth with an absurd amount of PORK BACK FAT floating at the top. This of course among the Niigata ramen choices at Kai in Jimbocho. Full review here.
Shop Hours: 11 am ~ 8 pm (Every day)
#3 Shrimp Oil Ramen …continue reading
Source: 世論 What Japan Thinks
A previous ranking rated Saizeriya as the tastiest family restaurant, so as a sort-of follow-up, this time goo Ranking asked what people rated as the tastiest Saizeriaya menu item.
Although I love Saizeriya too I cannot agree with this ranking at all! Their doria (grilled risotto kind of thing) is unappetising, and their “pizza” is made with a non-yeast (probably cardboard) crust – the pictured item is their mushroom pizza, which is no be
What’s your favourite?
Between the 18th of November and the 2nd of December 2019 1,659 visitors to the goo Ranking web site and associated properties completed a public survey. No further demographics were given.
goo ranking, saizeriya
Source: Japan Australia
A great discovery was made this week in Kyoto with archeologists uncovering the remains of Kyoto Shinjo Castle (new Kyoto Castle) for the first time.
Kyoto Shinjo Castle was constructed in 1597 by samurai warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598), one of the three great unifiers of Japan. It was the last castle he built before his death in 1598.
Researchers conducting excavation work unearthed stones walls and a moat belonging to the castle on the grounds of the Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace on May 12.
The castle was known to have existed due to it being mentioned in written documents, but no physical trace of it had been found until now. The techniques used to construct the castle wall will provide some good insight into the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1568-1600) of Japanese castles.
Kyoto Shinjo Castle was destroyed in 1600 just before the greatest samurai battle in history at Sekigahara, which decided that fate of Japan for the next 260 years. Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace was constructed over its remains in 1627 as the retirement home for Emperor Go Mizuno after his abdication.
The castle was built close to the Imperial Palace to cement the Toyotomi court rank of Chancellor of the Realm and Imperial Regent “kanpaku” (chief advisor to the emperor). Hideyoshi ruled Japan in all but name and most likely built the castle, so that his infant son, Hideyori (1593-1615) could succeed his titles upon his death.
Hideyoshi was worried about other …continue reading
These 5 are the very best Tokyo halal ramen restaurants! From creamy chicken ramen to unique ramen using sea bream, they’re 100% halal and 100% delicious.
#1 Classic Soy Sauce Ramen at Naritaya
Naritaya (成田屋) often sits at the top of any “must visit” Tokyo halal ramen list. Located in the traditional and tourist-popular Asakusa district, their ramen menu has plenty of options to choose from.
Complementing the surrounding area, their classic shoyu (soy sauce) ramen is a top seller. But for those wanting something different, Naritaya is the only halal ramen restaurant in Tokyo with abura soba (soupless ramen). Their spicy miso ramen is a crowd-pleaser too.
They have counter seating on the first floor and table seating on the second floor. Furthermore, the second floor includes a prayer room. Contact Naritaya ahead of time to reserve this space.
Shop Hours: 11 am ~ 10 pm (Every day, but closes at 9 pm on Sundays)
#2 Spicy Chicken Ramen at Ayam-Ya
Flavor-wise, Ayama-Ya (鶏そば あやむや) goes in a richer direction. Their signature “tori soba” is a creamy chicken ramen. Choose shoyu or shio (salt) seasoning and regular or spicy.