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Posted 4/23/12
That good old fashioned cook-it-yourself ramen.
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Posted 4/23/12 , edited 4/23/12
My current favorites:

Ramen Jiro Ikebukuro, mennkata karame yasai daburu niniku abura mashimashi (with double char-siu of course) <-Idolm@ster joke
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/5929198254/

Koumen Ramen Akihabara, Aburasoba
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/7007545503/

Ivan Ramen Plus (Kyodo), Cheese Mazemen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/6128816881/

Keisuke Okachimachi, Tsukemein
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/6109388068/
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daroldhiga wrote:

My current favorites:

Ramen Jiro Ikebukuro, mennkata karame yasai daburu niniku abura mashimashi (with double char-siu of course) <-Idolm@ster joke
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/5929198254/

Koumen Ramen Akihabara, Aburasoba
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/7007545503/

Ivan Ramen Plus (Kyodo), Cheese Mazemen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/6128816881/

Keisuke Okachimachi, Tsukemein
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daroldhiga/6109388068/
Why does only the 1st one look like ramen?

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Posted 4/24/12
Probably because you've never seen real ramen before.
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Posted 4/24/12 , edited 4/24/12
Couple more.

This was in Hakata, it's their house special. It's hard to see in the picture but there are gyoza wraps mixed in with the noodle.



This was another place in Tokyo near my hotel. Chashu-men. EXTRA pork. And they put a lot in. Also this place was the fastest service I've ever gotten.




EDIT: KIrin beer in Japan doesn't suck.
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Posted 4/24/12
i like ramen with soy sauce and an egg
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Posted 4/24/12
Man someday I'm gonna eat restaurant style ramen!!

But until then I'll stick with the instant ones, however I do not eat the chicken flavor.

It seems like I'm the only one that doesn't eat chicken flavor. And I'd love to know why. Am I alone in this?
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Posted 4/24/12
No, what's weird is that we even have a chicken flavor.
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Posted 4/24/12
The Akamaru Ramen from my favorite japanese restaurant Ippudo. They serve the best spicy ramen.

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Ahh well, none of these are actually "normal" ramen...they are all variations.

The first one is Ramen Jiro. Jiro is a Tokyo phenomena, where they use a tonkotsu broth, then add soy sauce and lots of garlic. They serve it with a mountain of cabbage and bean sprouts (if you Watched Idolm@ster, this is the place Takane goes to).

Aburasoba is also pretty recent, it is a type of "dry" ramen where they add oil (hence abura) to the noodles. There is a strong soup at the bottom of the bowl.

Mazemen is another "dry" ramen. In this case, Ivan Ramen is an Ex-American (worked for Bobby Flay in New York) who is trying to reinvent ramen in West Tokyo. Mazemen doesn't have the oil of aburasoba, but it also has a strong soup on the bottom. He has two kinds, garlic and cheese. The one pictured is the cheese type.

Tsukemen is another Tokyo invention. It is "dipping" ramen, where the noodles are served separate from the soup. The soup is more concentrated, and you dip it, almost like soba. It is meant for hot summers, but nowadays you can get it all the time.
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Posted 4/24/12

daroldhiga wrote:

Ahh well, none of these are actually "normal" ramen...they are all variations.

The first one is Ramen Jiro. Jiro is a Tokyo phenomena, where they use a tonkotsu broth, then add soy sauce and lots of garlic. They serve it with a mountain of cabbage and bean sprouts (if you Watched Idolm@ster, this is the place Takane goes to).

Aburasoba is also pretty recent, it is a type of "dry" ramen where they add oil (hence abura) to the noodles. There is a strong soup at the bottom of the bowl.

Mazemen is another "dry" ramen. In this case, Ivan Ramen is an Ex-American (worked for Bobby Flay in New York) who is trying to reinvent ramen in West Tokyo. Mazemen doesn't have the oil of aburasoba, but it also has a strong soup on the bottom. He has two kinds, garlic and cheese. The one pictured is the cheese type.

Tsukemen is another Tokyo invention. It is "dipping" ramen, where the noodles are served separate from the soup. The soup is more concentrated, and you dip it, almost like soba. It is meant for hot summers, but nowadays you can get it all the time.


I just got a mini erection. <3
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Posted 4/24/12
lol

Tokyo is a crazy ramen battleground it seems. There are so many styles and so many places...the real hotspot at the moment seems to be Ikebukuro, it is pretty intense with so many shops crammed into such a small area...on weekends the lines are insane.
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Real ramen? I prefer shoyu or tonkotsu broth (both are great, but I usually go for shoyu) with plenty of chashu and menma. Those marinaded/pickled bamboo shoots are pretty darn good. I'd make my own menma but I am lazy and probably not skilled enough. The more, the better. They are my favorite, with the chashu coming in second. Can't get enough menma. Miso-based broth also deserves a mention, but many restaurants make it way too salty. Spicy miso-marinaded menma goes pretty well with what I like, though.

There is a great ramen restaurant near home that I frequently visit (I go about once a week) and the waitresses there all recognize me. I sometimes tell them that I want half-shoyu, half-tonkotsu broth. The resulting mixture is HEAVENLY. I always leave extra tip whenever I order that. Doesn't matter if I have to wait 20 minutes to get it and my teacup is never refilled. Kidding. Of course, their service is great.

Mixed shoyu/tonkotsu broth ramen with extra menma and chashu.....just thinking about it makes my mouth water.





Instant ramen? Stirfried kimchi ramen. It comes with a kimchi pouch inside. I like to beat one raw egg into the bowl after I remove it from heat. SO GOOD.
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Posted 4/25/12
Chili flavored.
Bitches.
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Posted 4/25/12
Worms.
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