Sunday, June 30, 2013

豆天狗 (Mametengu in Takayama, Gifu)

豆天狗 本店

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Mametengu is actually the highest ranked ramen shop in the area according to the popular internet ranking sites.

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The plaque next to the wall goes in to detail on the history of this shop.

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That's the current owner's father in the upper left there. He was known as a ハイカラで色男, a high-class lady killer, back in his heyday. What else is a stud like this meant to do? Marry his sweetheart and open a ramen shop of course!

Apparently, they two of them are as strict and stubborn as they come.

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Mametengu is similar to the other Takayama shops; thin wavy noodles in a fishy shoyu broth. I'd say that the soup here has much more fish in it.

I should also note that this is the only shop in the area that receives any sort of respectable score on the main ramen ranking websites.

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Official Site Here



岐阜県高山市八軒町2-62
Gifu-ken, Takayama-shi, Hachikenmachi 2-62
Closest station: Takayama

Open 11:00-19:00
Closed Tuesdays