Monday, July 3, 2017

ロックンビリースーパーワン (Rocking Billy Super One in Amagasaki,Hyogo)

らぁめん矢 ロックンビリースーパーワン


There was once a legendary shop in Tokyo. The master, Shimazaki-san, required near complete silence in his shop. Your phone rings? You're gone.You could take a photo, but you better not take long. Some people compared him to a popular character in the American TV show Seinfeld, and I could see it.

Past the rough exterior, he was an amazing man. Friendly as hell, he just wants his ramen shop to be a place of noodle greatness.

Well, he moved from his Machida location to Asakusa, and then disappeared. He finally reopened far away from Tokyo, in Hyogo Prefecture.

I went, and I made a video!

It's a trek, but you'll know you are here when you see that rockabilly sign out front.


And that rockabilly master inside.


Famous (and expensive) 比内地鶏 - hinai chicken - is rendered down for some of the richest chicken oil in a bowl of ramen. I found this kind of oil a bit heavy in ramen back when I was younger, but now I can't get enough of it.


The concept is simplicity, but this bowl goes deep. Aged soy sauce provides the kick.


Ramen is my life!! Rock n Roll is Greatest!!

Words to live by.


Go for the 尼ロック if you want the shoyu, which is probably your best best for the first time. The Sロック is a popular salt ramen. The 俺のつけめん is a tsukemen dish. I hope to be back to try them all.


This shop is a favorite among ramen chefs around the world. His attention to detail caught the eye of the Lucky Peach magazine people, who put it in their first issue.


Thanks for signing my magazine!


Map of 〒661-0012 Hyōgo-ken, Amagasaki-shi, Minamitsukaguchichō, 3 Chome−29−13

Hyogo-ken, Amagasaki-shi, Minamitsukaguchicho 3-29-13
8 minute walk from Tsukaguchi Station

Open 11:00-14:00. 18:00-21:00
Sundays  11:00-15:00
Closed Mondays