Have a Sip of Toyama Black Ramen

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Konnichiwa. Mr. Wada back on duty desu. Do you like ramen? It seems like each city in Japan has its own ramen (even in Okayama!). This city we took a visit, Toyama, is not an exception. It has nationwide known ramen called Toyama Black Ramen.

Sign of Toyama Black Ramen

You may want to check out our previous posts about ramen.

About Toyama Black Ramen

It is said that in the 50s, construction workers in Toyama had begun bringing their own rice for ramen (it doesn’t sound like a good manner though). Since those people sweat a lot, it was intentionally made saltier than it used to be for replenishing sodium lost. Actually, we saw some people ordering rice with ramen.

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Kihachi (Toyama Black Ramen)

We searched for popular ramen place and randomly picked this one, Kihachi, where apparently serves classic Black ramen. Let’s try this place.

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Here’s Mr. Wada with so much excitement (too bad I can’t show ya).

 

Access

It has car parking area behind the building.

Okuda building 3, 6-6 Okuda Kotobuki-cho, Toyama city

Business Hours

11:00-14:30, 17:30-20:30

Contact

Phone: 076-443-1888

 

Have a Sip!

Look at this menu. Two from top are regular size and large size of Toyama black ramen. However, I am not sure what this Echu ramen below is. Perhaps another local ramen? I would like to try it another time.

Toyama Black Ramen: menu

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Here comes Toyama Black Ramen!

Wait up, there’s an instruction. It says mix this all up first. Alright….

Toyama Black Ramen: instruction

It was soy sauce-based soup. Indeed salty as expected, but something different from regular syoyu (soy sauce) ramen. To be frank, I prefer Tonkotsu soup to this but I still recommend it to you. It is more interesting for having this after knowing a little bit of history, isn’t it?

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Lastly

How do you find it? Toyama, Kanazawa, aside from this ramen, cities in the Hokuriku region are full of yummy food. I would like to join firefly squid watching in winter (if I had a chance). That’d be amazing… Anyway, we will continue our trip. Don’t miss it!

See you around!



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Outlet Sweets Store Domremy Outlet

Hi it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share Outlet Sweets Store called Domremy Outlet. It has stores in Tokyo, Chiba, Gunma, and Okayama!

Outlet Sweets Store Domremy Outlet

Like I’ve featured outlet food stores in Japan before, this is one of the companies that sells sweets at very low prices. Some are just to get rid of stock, some are partially broken etc. Noting is really wrong with quality. Domremy also sells to supermarkets in Japan, so possibly you may have seen its products (not outlet items).

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Domremy Outlet Okayama.

 

As you enter, it’s full of sweets all over the store!

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Obviously numbers on the price tags are low.

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It’s hard to believe this rolled cake was 150 yen and the tart (half) was 250 yen!

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Locations

Domremy Outlet Takasaki

Access

1F cocoparc, 5 Higashicho, Takasaki, Gunma

Contact

027-310-3828

Business Hours

10:00-20:00
Open everyday

 

Domremy Outlet Kitasenju

Access

3-40-2 Senju, Adachi, Tokyo

Contact

03-5284-1158

Business Hours

11:00-21:00
Open everyday

 

Domremy Outlet Ueno Shinobazu

Access

1F Hotel Coco Grand Ueno Shinobazu
2-12-14 Ueno, Daito, Toyo

Contact

03-5812-1157

Business Hours

11:00-21:00
Open everyday

 

Domremy Outlet Chiba

Access

1F Sakuma bldg, 1-28-3 Okubo, Narashino, Chiba

Contact

047-471-7371

Business Hours

10:00-19:00
Open everyday

 

Domremy Outlet Okayama

Access

566-276 Fujita, Okayama City

Contact

086-296-2871

Business Hours

10:00-18:00
Open everyday

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Please visit one near you and lemme know how it goes.

See you around!

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