Saturday, March 16, 2013

江山楼 (Kosanro in Nagasaki)

江山楼

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Kosanro is another highly rated champon spot in Nagasaki. What sets this one apart, besides the price, is the varied menu. Come with four or five people and you can have a Chinese feast. One can sample the champon, plus a few other things, by ordering the 4000 yen course. I went with just the champon. At 1500 yen, this is probably the most expensive one in Nagasaki. By comparison, the other two bowls I had were 1000 yen. Yeah, champon is on the spendy side.

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But it lives up to the price when you see the toppings.

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While the vegetables are strictly normal, the seafood it top notch. Yes, that is a shark fin on top. Also encountered were scallops, oysters, shrimp, squid, octopus, chicken meatballs, some kind of dumpling, a quail egg, and mysterious sea creature bits that might have been sea cucumber.

Mega-creamy soup. Too creamy to make this a regular dining spot.

If anything, this bowl was a lot of fun for a tourist like me.

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I waited about an hour for a table, but that was during the annual lantern festival. Probably the busiest day of the year.

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長崎県長崎市新地町12-2
Nagasaki-ken, Nagasaki-shi, Shinchimachi 12-2
Closest station: Shianbashi

Open 11:00-21:00