Wednesday, April 28, 2010

西尾のオススメ (Nishio's Recomendations)



Went to the always excellent Nishio the other day. You can read my account of the shop here.


Today I was slurping it up with Jackson, the man behind the San Francisco ramen truck Shirohige. He was in town, living like a true ramen nerd, eating bowl after bowl of the stuff. From the reviews and information on the internet, Shirohige serves up a lot of simple shoyu. I immediately knew that he should taste Nishio.


These noodles are amazing. Custom made with corn flour, they stay firm even when distraction should warrant soggy noodles.


Another thing I love about Nishio is the owner. He speaks so fast, and so slangy, that I only pick up about 40% of what he says.

But what I picked up today...


... is perfect. The shop master's list of recommended shops in Hakata for my trip next week.


Nerd Love-Bot said...

Hey, have you been to the 12,000 Yen Ramen shop yet? I wish I knew the name, I saw it on the Food Network, but apparently the guy makes only one style of Ramen and that's it. I'd totally try $120 Ramen, just to do it.

Brian said...

The shop is called Fujimaki. I'll have a related post about it in the next couple weeks!