Monday, August 27, 2018

セアブラノ神 (Seabura Kami in Kyoto)


Seabura Kami. The god of back fat.

My plan in Kyoto was to finish strong at らぁ麺 とうひち, one of the area's most famous old school shops. But Tohichi is way up on the northwest side of town, and I had a serious timing mishap involving a bicycle and getting lost in the mountains.

Plan B, before my train back to Tokyo.

Seabura backfat is used commonly in ramen. Thick globs of silky fat that basically melt in the bowl. Although the image looks chunky, it is smooth as butter. Probably more calories than butter as well.

I associate seabura with Niigata ramen or Onomichi ramen, as well as some Tokyo shops like Hopeken. It's nice to see that there is a decent shop of this type everywhere you turn.