Monday, August 3, 2015

伊達屋 (Dateya in Fukushima)

伊達屋

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. . . amazing.

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That's all I can say about this little shop a dozen or so kilometers from Fukushima Station. You take a tiny train on some private railway that only runs once or twice an hour, walk across the street, and wait in line for an hour.

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This is considered the best in Fukushima, and often makes its way into best-of-Japan lists. Chukasoba, some shio ramens, and a couple miso bowls.

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The miso was decent, but do yourself a favor and get the shio wantanmen with an extra serving of chashu. The chashu was ridiculous. It just melted off the spoon.

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This could possibly be the best shio in Japan in this ramen blogger's opinion. Maybe the soup at somewhere like Motenashi Kuroki is more refined, but those toppings were memorable.

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The staff are as local as it gets.

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Try your luck at the nearby gochagocha machine. You can win original Fukushima ramen character goods from the 福島ラーメン組.



What a country!

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Map of Shimobanshōden-22 Minamisawamata, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima-ken 960-8254, Japan

福島県福島市南沢又字下番匠田22
Fukushima-ken, Fukushima-shi, Minamisawamata, Shimbobanshoden 22
Closest station: Kamimatsukawa

Open 11:00-14:45, 17:00-19:45
Closed Wednesdays and some Thursdays

2 comments:

quang-tran dao said...

about the chashu, was it a praise or a diss? I don't know if the shashu melting in the spoon is a good thing or a bad thing.

Considering the review being good, i guess it is a praise?

Brian MacDuckston said...

It was very, very good.