Hello everyone! How are you doing?
I hope all is good and your week is going great. Today it is time to talk about one of the best meals ever, which is Ramen. If you are in Japan, you will have tons of places to choose from. From specialised places to fusion restaurants.Basically, you can find ramen here everywhere. The question is, is it a good one? There are websites that tell you where to go to get the best ramen ever, so I decided to go to Ichiran.
Ichiran is a chain of restaurants who specialise in tonkotsu ramen. Tonkotsu ramen is a type where the broth is based upon pork bones. They boil them for several hours and after that, they add the rest of the ingredients. Tonkotsu ramen is originally from Fukuoka, so if you really want to experience the original tonkotsu ramen, you should go there but I have some good news for you, Ichiran originates from Fukuoka as well.
First of all, if you go to an Ichiran, do expect a queue. When you get to the entrance, first you have to get a ticket from the machines that you can see on the picture. Basically, you place your order here, so think ahead. After you paid and got your tickets, you can enter the restaurant.
This is the time when you will get a so called order sheet, where you can customise your order. As you can see, there are a lot of options to do that. This is when you will wait until a booth is free.
Sorry for not having pictures of the inside but the place was filled with people and it was actually pretty dark, and I didn’t really want to disturb anyone with my flashing phone. But this is how it looks like when you sit down. After that, you give the tickets and the order sheet to the waiter who is going to be standing in the small window in front of you. By the way, the tap on the left is for the water.
When you finally have your ramen, dig in and don’t forget to slurp.
See you on Saturday,
The Fashion Eclectic.