Saturday, June 11, 2011

のりや食堂 (Noriya in Oimachi)

のりや食堂

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Another countryside style in the heart of the big city.

Map of Japan with Wakayama highlighted

This local ramen comes from Wakayama. Wakayama prefecture is overshadowed by nearby Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto in terms of poularity. Most people never even make it down to this peninsula. Steeped in history, you can find the head of Shingon Buddhism here. You can also find a singing road. As I've exhausted my list of famous Wakayama attractions, let's get to the ramen.

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Pork and chicken bones, cooked for hours. The smell was noticeable outside.

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Despite the extent of the menu, it's basic fare here. 99% of the time, the upper left is your standard ramen.

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I was surprised. It's a good, heavy bowl. The type of soup that only comes from hours, even days, of simmering animal bones.

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The staff offered me a fork, which hasn't happened in a while.



東京都品川区東大井5-19-9
Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Higashi Oi 5-19-9
Nearest station: JR Oimachi

Open 11:30-14:30, 17:30-24:00