Monday, May 18, 2015

龍王亭 (Ryuotei in Wakayama)

龍王亭

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I was in Wakayama for a night, getting ready to take the morning ferry across to Shikoku. Wakayama has their own style of ramen, and it is one of the most under-appreciated styles in Japan. Thick, porky tonkotsu soup with a deep shoyu base that gives it a rich brown color. I was excited!

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The highly ranked shop near the station was closed, so I randomly chose this one while wandering the streets.

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Let this be a lesson. Plan your ramen adventures out in advance, lest you end up slurping a flavorless bowl of salty water.

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The shocking part is that Wakayama-style is one of the strongest in the country.

The highly ranked one, by the way, is Ideshoten. I'll keep it in mind, and avoid Wakayama on Thursdays from now on.

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Map of 4 Chome-82 Misonochō, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama-ken 640-8331

和歌山県和歌山市美園町4丁目82
Wakayama-ken, Wakayama-shi, Misonocho 4-82
Closest station: Wakayama

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