Thursday, May 14, 2015

流れ星 (NAGAREBOSHI in Hamamatsu)

流れ星

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I'm not sure where I heard about Nagareboshi, but it was on my list of non-Tokyo shops to check out.

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When the motorcycle navigation system tells you there is ramen nearby, you go! Luckily, I was with a few other ramen riders. This was the start of Golden Week, a national holiday week in the beginning of May.

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Hamamatsu is a city about 200km from Tokyo on the east side of Aichi Prefecture. Any foodie can tell you, this town is famous for unagi. And yes, eel makes its way into this bowl of ramen. So does local shirasu whitebait fish, local nori seaweed, and local mikan orange.

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We were mixed on this bowl. Personally, I loved it. Eel bones are often fried and then eaten as a snack, and that fried eel bone flavor really came through in this soup. Slightly smoky, slightly buttery.

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If you aren't into fishy flavors, stay away from this one.

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All around a solid bowl, and they are open late if you are in Hamamatsu for business.

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Map of 319-21 Kajimachi, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken 430-0933

静岡県浜松市中区鍛冶町319-21
Aichi-ken, Hamamatsu-shi, Chuo-ku, Kajimachi 319-21
Closest station: Hamamatsu

Open 17:00-2:30am
Fridays and Saturdays 17:00-4:30am
Closed Sundays