Thursday, April 25, 2019

ラーメンエアーストリーム (Ramen Airstream in Toyama)

化学調味料無添加&自家製麺 ラーメンエアーストリーム

Welcome to Toyama.

Toyama is known for their own ramen style, dubbed Toyama Black. You can try it at Taiki. I've tried it a few times, so it was time for something new.

Miso to be exact. While they have a few choices on the menu, the staff recommended this tomato flavored bowl. Tomato and miso in the soup, topped with some grated cheese, oregano, and ground chicken. Very satisfying.

Ramen Airstream is a bit of a trek south of the city center. This is Toyama, so don't expect much in the way of public transportation. The bus is infrequent, and it is about a 30-minute walk.

So I walked.

I read that this shop used to be run out of a vintage Airstream trailer. Now, said trailer is used to make the miso. A soy paste fermentation lab inside an old metal trailer? Sure, why not.

It was dark and rainy, so I didn't investigate.

I think you can rent bicycles from near the main station, making this trip much, much easier. Toyama is flat so that would be the way to go.