Monday, February 17, 2020

Japanese Ramen Noodle Lab Q in Sapporo

Japanese Ramen Noodle Lab Q

Japanese Ramen Noodle Lab Q is the hottest shop in Sapporo these days. The stylish interior immediately hypes you up and the ramen lives up to expectations. Clean and refined, it's really something special.

Maybe my writeup doesn't "count" as I went on one of their 裏 (ura) days where they serve a niboshi tinged version. Shoyu and shio.

Shio ramen with wonton topping.

Chashu is a lightly flavored low temperature cooked deal. Sliced thin.

Absolute tops.

Noodles are made in house to match with the carefully chosen raw ingredients.

Chef Hiraokya-san (平岡さん) insists on a bowl that is 100% his creation. The standard soy sauce ramen uses two kinds of soy sauce from Hiroshima, alongside another five or six for a deep blend.

The chef is a former pro snowboarder who had the idea of boarding throughout the winter and serving ramen throughout the summer.

Noodle Lab Q becomes Yakitori Q in the evenings. If you are looking for great chicken skewers served with Japanese sake and natural wine, a return visit is a good move.

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