Thursday, February 22, 2018

五右 (Gojoh in Fukuoka)



The full name of this shop is goemongamajicomitonkotsuramengojo. This refers to a 五常, the five virtues of Confucius. Benevolence, morality, gratitude, wisdom, and honesty.


Pretty serious stuff here. What's even more serious is the soup. It's cooked in a 五常の釜, a kind of iron pot named after these virtues that gets very, very hot. The iron stores heat, making for a consistent boil during the long process of making tonkotsu soup.


White or black? Benevolence or morality? Normal or spicy? These are all the same question here.


This unique cooking technique yields a bowl that doesn't stink like many tonkotsu ramen bowls do. Instead, it's smooth and drinkable. The unique topping, pickled daikon radish, is meant to help a bit with digestion, and add some welcome color.


Official site here.


Open 11:30-13:00, 18:00-24:00
Closed Mondays