Monday, August 10, 2015

天孫降臨 (Tensonkorin in Kobe)

麺屋 天孫降臨

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Work took me to Kobe for a night. I've been here many times before, and the ramen was always a let-down. Stick with the Kobe beef!

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And a stroll down to Chinatown for some shaved frozen fruit.

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But like any city in Japan, Kobe has new shops every year. Tensonkorin, near the main Sannomiya Station, was ranked as a winner according to the local press.

And with a name like that, I've got to go! 天孫降臨 refers to a Japanese myth about the sun goddess descending to earth.

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The shoyu ramen with an free range egg was the number one menu item. Easy decision.

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Soild. A rich tonkotsu broth. Some shaved katsuoboshi fish flakes added a unique umami kick that took this one from good to great. Certainly something I would be getting on occasion if I lived in town.

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The egg was perfect. Good eggs are everywhere these days, but the slight flavoring on this one made it stand out.

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兵庫県神戸市中央区三宮町2-11-1
Hyogo-ken, Kobe-shi, Chuo-ku, Sannomiyacho 2-11-1
Closest station: Sannomiya

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