Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ラハメン ヤマン (Rahmen Yahman in Nerima)

ラハメン ヤマン

20100519-DSC_1301

On my adventure radar for quite some time, I finally made it out to Rahmen Yahman. I'll be honest, I was hooked by the name alone.

20100519-DSC_1302

I was listening to a mashup mix of rapper Mos Def and dub music when I met up with Keizo. No need to provide your own music though, Yahman does the Jamaica thing to 90%. (No jerk chicken on the menu...)

20100519-DSC_1309

Sometimes, it's all about the little things. Look around for some secret menu items.

20100519-DSC_1307

Behind menu holders.

20100519-DSC_1310

On the back of flyers.

20100519-DSC_1311

And on the walls.

20100519-DSC_1313

The ramen (rahmen?) is a solid shoyu.

20100519-DSC_1314

A healthy one at that. This shop appears in one of my books dedicated to ramen that is preservative free. Personally, I haven't had any adverse reactions to MSG in Japan, but if you do, Yahman won't be a problem.

20100519-DSC_1315

The attention to Jamaica detail is great. Check out the custom bowls.

20100519-DSC_1317

If I'm out here again, I want to try the junk-style tsukemen.

20100519-DSC_1318

20100519-DSC_1322

I asked him if he recommended adding some spice to the soup.

20100519-DSC_1304

He said it's not a good idea, since the sauce is a bit too much for most. Never backing down from a food challenge, I dove in.

20100519-DSC_1305

Rahmen = great.
Rahmen with Death Sauce = not so much.


More Shop Info Here


View Larger Map

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Could you please tell me the name of the MSG-free ramen book?

Thanks in advance!

Brian said...

It's called "Murikacho Ramen Map" (It think):

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E7%84%A1%E5%8C%96%E8%AA%BF%E3%83%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A1%E3%83%B3MAP%E2%80%95%E6%9D%B1%E4%BA%AC%E3%83%BB%E7%A5%9E%E5%A5%88%E5%B7%9D%E3%83%BB%E5%8D%83%E8%91%89%E3%83%BB%E5%9F%BC%E7%8E%89-%E3%81%AF%E3%82%93%E3%81%A4%E9%81%A0%E8%97%A4/dp/4902615401/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275575067&sr=8-1