Monday, December 13, 2010

平九郎 (Heikuro in Saitama)

平九郎

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Winter sees a lot more days off, and I decided to join a kojomoe adventure with some friends. Kojomoe (工場萌え) translates as "factory love". The idea is to go to industrial complexes and take photos. There's a lot of books, sites, and clubs who do this sort of thing on a regular basis.

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Anyways, my new giant-underground-water storage-flood prevention room fan friends and I were in the mood for ramen. Every 7-11 in the country has a copy of the local Ramen Walker magazine, which we used to make our choice. Being out in the far reaches of Saitama, our options were limited. And most places in Saitama seem to be closed from around 3pm to 6pm. Heikuro was the closest ramen shop that wasn't closed.

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Four styles, I went with the spicy tonkotsu.

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It was good. Standard, with a spice level that was fine for me, but trouble on one of my friends.

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By the way, from 4pm until 6pm on weekdays, you can get unlimited kaedama (替玉). So basically this is an all-you-can-eat ramen shop.

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The high school kids who came in at the same time took full advantage of this. One of them was up to 800g of refills by the time I left.

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