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Ramen Hide @ Kyodo

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This time, I would like to introduce one of my favorite ramen shop in Tokyo. The name of this shop is Ramen Hide (らあめん英).
My family and I used to live in Kyodo area, which is a western side of Tokyo and it takes about 20-30 minutes from Shinjuku by train. This is where YUCa’s Japanese Cooking has started. It sounds similar to Kyoto but no. KYODO!

They offer Kyushu-style tonkotsu ramen (pork bone broth ramen). I know most tonkotsu ramen lovers like its very thick broth. I am one of them but I cannot drink all the soup every time…so I always feel guilty. But the broth of this shop is more on the lite side and has well-balanced…so I can drink most of it! I also like their noodles are straight, thin and firm which is perfect for the soup’s consistency.

My family visited and invited our friends to this ramen shop many times (even we cannot count!). One of the reason is that the owner and staffs of this shop are so friendly and easy to chat with. And of course, the flavor of their ramen is excellent! (Oh, if you visit lunch time, they might give you soft-serve ice cream at the end!)
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Gyoku @ Ramen street in Tokyo station

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When I go to Tokyo station, I try to visit Ramen street and eat Ramen in the basement floor. This time, I chose the GYOKU.

I ordered their featured menu, Tokusei-Torori-soba (1,080JPY). This is niboshi flavor ramen and  niboshi means dried sardine in Japanese.
After simmering niboshi for long time and filtering umami flavor, they add chicken paitan soup to thicken the flavor. What is more, they also add fresh bonito flakes which is shred in the shop as for a topping. Their thinly shred bonito flakes makes fresh aroma and as well as amazing flavor. Highly recommend!

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Mutekiya @ Ikebukuro

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Ikebukuro is one of the biggest and busiest area in Tokyo. For Ramen lovers like you, here is a good news! There are so many good ramen shops and also small china town area there. As a first step, I decided to visit the popular ramen shop called “Mutekiya”. The shop is located about 10 minutes from JR Ikebukuro station.

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Oreryu Shio-Ramen @ Jingu-mae

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Jingu-mae area is always funky and pop culture area. New trends usually are born in this area. After cupcake and pancake shops, there are so many bubble tea and sweets shops including fashionable chocolate shops (and even rolling cake stand!) are now VERY popular in this area. I personally like to visit there to check new trends and to buy delicious donuts at the good town doughnuts. On the way to the donuts shop, I found this ramen shop called the Oreryu Shio-Ramen. “Ore-ryu” means my style. Men usually use “Ore” for themselves. I always research salt ramen, so my husband and I decided to try their ramen.
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Ramen Nagi @ Shinjuku

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The other day, my family and I visited Shinjuku area on weekend. As always, I researched local ramen shops and found a “niboshi (dried small sardines) based ramen”. In Japan, we usually use dried small sardines to make Dashi soup broth. I like the flavor from niboshi so I decided to try.
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Ramen-ya Toy Box @ Higashi-nippori

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As Ramen is always so popular here in Tokyo, you can find not famous yet good quality ramen shops easily wherever you live/stay. So I did. I found another my favorite ramen shop, which is accessible from my place. Some of you might know but my son adores trains. Luckily, local and the last streetcar in Tokyo called “Sakura Tram” runs near our neighborhood. So, it’s always our family’s pleasure to find good restaurant along the line. When we found this ramen shop, we (maybe my husband and I only) were soooo HAPPY!

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Marubun @ Higashiogu

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It’s always fun to discover local ramen shops in Tokyo. But this time, I found delicious ramen shop in my neighborhood. Lucky! The name of the shop is “Tsukemen Marubun”. I am sure some of you may know already but Tsukemen means dipping ramen. This shop is specialty tsukemen restaurant and located in a residential area in Arakawa ward.
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Hirugao @ Ramen street in Tokyo station

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It’s hard to find tasty salt ramen shop since the salt flavor soup is so light and delicate. Also it should be well harmonized with various ingredients especially seafood. So I always feel excited to taste salt ramen everywhere. The other day, my family and I found the speciality salt ramen shop at the Ramen street in Tokyo station. Waiting outside of the shop for half an hour, we could finally enter. (Yes, you have to queue most of the time to taste famous ramen.)

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Daikokuya @ Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, USA)

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Ramen research time!!! 🍜😊 Yes! While visiting Los Angeles, I visited the famous ramen shop called Daikokuya (大黒屋).
(It was my first time to visit ramen shop in abroad!) Daikokuya locates in the Little Tokyo area in downtown. There are lots of shops that offers other Japanese foods and products, so it’s just fun to walk around.
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Rokurinsha (六厘舎) @ Ramen street in Tokyo station

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There are many way of eating Ramen. Usually people imagine that ramen is a soup with egg noodles inside. This is the traditional style. I went to the Tsuke-men style ramen restaurant the other day. Tsuke-men is dipping noodle dish in Japanese.

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