Saturday, February 25, 2006


The ramen restaurant,"Ryu Shanghai," came up with the innovative "KARAMISO ramen" in 1960, 2 years after being founded while shoyu ramen (in soy sauce flavored soup) was still predominant throughout the Tohoku region.

Ever since then, "AKAYU KARAMISO RAMEN" have been developed in Akayu where it was born, and people have continued to drop by in order to eat it from throughout the nation, including the two nearby prefectures, Akita and Miyagi, upon learning of its excellent reputation.

The unique in ramen served at "Ryu Shanghai Honten" is "KARAMISO".
The piquant "KARAMISO" topping placed in the center of the bowl can be dissolved into the soup depending on individual taste.
Even people who can not handle spicy food should try it at least once.

The harmony between the ramen and miso accented with fish and shellfish flavoring is also quite superior. The restaurant has used homemade ramen ever since foundation. Not only a volume of 180g but also the texture of the noodles continues to surprise customers. This is a firm yet bouncy textured ramen well worth mentioning.

"Ryu Shanghai Honten" has been attracting customers for a long time and has never left Yamagata, its home ground, but has finally come to the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Hakubutsukan after a period of 47 years.

*"KARAMISO" = a topping of soy bean paste with very hot and spicy pepper and garlic.

"Ryu Shanghai in Shin-Yokohama Raumen Hakubutsukan"
Address: 2-14-21 Shinyokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-city, 222-0033 Japan
Tel: 045-471-0503
Business hours: 11:00~23:00( Please enter by 22:00 )
Open seven days a week( excluding new-year holidays )

Sunday, February 05, 2006

My recommendation No.1(SAI)

My recommendation No.1

The most excellent ramen shop in Ichikawa-city, I recommend you ramen shop “SAI”.
SAI means natural, according to the shop owner, Mr.Kenji Otsuka.

He was originally French chef and he was in HOTEL DE MIKUNI which was Japanese first class French restaurant. After that, he was hired as French chef of some minor French restaurant in Ichikawa-city. But the owner was very bad and he did finally quit the job.

One day he watched on TV and he found that his former colleague in MIKUNI became very famous ramen chef near Ichikawa-city. So he decided to start ramen shop.

In September 1st 2001, he opened ramen shop “SAI” in Ichikawa-city, Chiba-prefecture, Japan.
At that time, the menu was SHOYU(soy sauce, JPY650.00), TONKOTSU(pork bone and a little bit fish mixed, JPY650.00), SHIO(salt, JPY650.00) ramen. And the most characteristic point is the roasted pink pork topping. He used French technique for creating original roast pork. It takes to cook it for three days.

So please taste delicious ramen here, SAI.

Ramen shop “SAI”
Address: 2-4-17, Minami-Yawata, Ichikawa-city, Chiba-prefecture, Japan
Tel: Sorry, no phone is available and Mr.Otsuka can only speak Japanese and a bit French. No English basically.
Open: Wed.~Sun. 11:00~15:00, 18:00~20:00,
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Saturday, February 04, 2006

What is RAMEN ?

Do you know Ramen(=Chinese noodles)?
Originally they were chinese foods.
But now Ramen is a completely Japanese food.
And there are so many variations. About tastes, there are SHOYU(soy sauce), MISO(soy bean paste), TONKOTSU(pork bone), SHIO(salt) and so on.

The history of Ramen had not appeared by 1900 in Japan.
Since this year Chinese cooks has started to make Chinese noodle in all over in Japan and Japanese people re-make those noodle for Japanese climate and favorite taste.

In 1958, Ramen rapidly became popular among the Japanese people.
This year, the first instant noodle in the world was sold.
After that invented Miso Ramen in 1961, Cup noodle in 1971 in the late 1980's Tonkotsu, or pork broth, marked an epoch in Tokyo.
After that, people started searching for local varieties with new tastes.

Among the cities spotlighted were Asahikawa in Hokkaido, Wakayama and so on.
Since the mid-1990's, however, the focus has shifted from location to individual chefs.

And now there are over 200 thousands ramen restaurants in Japan. "RAMEN" became the Japanese national food.

So we love Ramen !

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Finally I got it !

Hello, everybody!
I am a controller of web site "Ramen Museum". About three years ago, it started.
And this January I opened an English blog for Ramen lover who can not understand Japanese.

So please enjoy your ramen from now on.

Best regards,

Web site "Ramen Museum"
URL= Sorry it is Japanese only. but you can see the delicious ramen pictures there.)