Recommended Wakayama Ramen: Marui

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce an awesome Wakayama ramen we had in Wakayama City.

Recommended Wakayama Ramen: Marui

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

We were totally new to the city, so we decided to pick the closest ramen place that looks popular on the web. And this is it, Wakayama Ramen Marui. Apparently it gets lineups at night. We were lucky that it was rather early.

Characteristics of Wakayama Ramen is its soup which is mix of Tonkotsu and Syoyu (learn a bit more about ramen soup here). Try regular ramen menu if you have no idea what to get. Well, generally speaking this is the best way to see if the place is good.

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

Tada. That’s a lot of spring onions! The soup is not too light but not as heavy/fatty as Tonkotsu soup is. I love it!

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

This is Chashu-ramen (regular ramen with extra pork slices). Can’t tell the difference in the photo though it got more meat hidden underneath.

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

Hm? There are little pieces of something on the table. It says Sushi…..sushi? Let’s try one!

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

Oh cool. It’s got a slice of mackerel on sushi rice. What an easy snack Sushi!

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

OK. Let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Wakayama Ramen Marui (Junibancho Store) 
Access
87 Jūnibanchō,, Wakayama-shi
Business Hours
Weekdays: 11:00~21:00 (order until 20:30)
Closed: Sundays
Contact
073-425-6678

 

Wakayama Ramen Marui (Nakanoshima Store)
Access
2323 Nakanoshima, Wakayama
Business Hours
Weekdays: 19:00-3:00 (order 3:00)
Saturdays: 19:00-4:00 (order until 4:00)
Closed: Sundays
Contact
073-427-2662

Website <http://ramen-marui.com/english/>

 

Lastly

How do you find it? When you are looking for a place to eat in Wakayama City, there is a place for ya. Hope it helps.

See you around!

Have a Sip of Toyama Black Ramen

toyama_black_ramen

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.

toyama_black_ramen_entrance

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

Toyama Black Ramen photo
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?

toyama_black_ramen_done

 

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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