Monday, October 13, 2008

蔵人 (Kurodo Ramen in Chino)


Chino is about 200km northwest of Tokyo. It's very countryside. You've been warned.

Kurodo Ramen in Chino, Japan.

A massive miso tonkotsu ramen with about half a pound of grilled pork.

And some gyoza on the side.

Amazing place, but you'll need a car to get here. It's in a traditional Japanese warehouse, and the ramen is served in old Japanese metal pots. The soup is a half and half deal with one side heavy on the tonkotsu and the other heavy on the miso.

I got the biggest bowl they had, but actually I'd recommend against it. If you get a more regular size, and finish the noodles, you can get a serving of sizzling meat fried rice to dump in. The rice soaks up the left over soup and is usually pretty amazing.

Rock on Chino!

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You can get to Chino from Shinjuku station in Tokyo in about 2 hours on the super express train, but it will cost you about 5000 yen. On the other hand, just take the Chuo line local all the way for less than 3000, but it will set you back about 4 hours. Your choice.

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