Thursday, December 14, 2017

ラーメン無法松 (Muhomatsu in Kokura, Fukuoka)

ラーメン無法松

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Another one off my 2016 行きたい list! Muhomatsu is in Kokura, a city in the north of Kyushu. An industrial city that few tourists really need to visit.

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Negikara, standard, and a limited bowl with thick cut pork are the three to try. I went with the standard, called fittingly muhomatsu ramen.

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Even though the shop was relatively empty when I came, I have heard that they often run out of soup early on in the day. Please keep that in mind.

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The soup is more of a clear tonkotsu broth. Made with three kinds of pork, it is full of flavor, but a bit easier to crush than a thicker, stinkier bowl that you usually find in the area. It's also topped with both pork belly and shoulder, for both fatty and lean cuts of chashu.

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The freshly sliced stalks of spring onion and a little spicy sauce balance the whole thing out.

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I didn't want to waste any of this unique soup.

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Kaedama, of course. I usually avoid the extra serving of noodles, as there is probably another shop in the area to go to, but I couldn't see anything worth hitting up.

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FYI, here is that list, the Top 50 from Tabelog.

http://www.ramenadventures.com/2016/02/best-50-ramen-shops-according-to-tabelog.html

I can easily get to the one in Chiba, but the other two in Kyushu are proving difficult. Countryside locations, odd hours, and the need to rent a car. Maybe in 2018!

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福岡県北九州市小倉北区神岳2-10-24
Fukuoka-ken, Kitakyushu, Kokurakitaku, Kantake 2-10-24
Closest station: Kokura

Open 11:00-22:00
Closed Wednesdays