Friday, October 26, 2012

Jinrui Mina Menrui

As many of these posts begin, I decided to meet with a friend of mine for ramen.  This is the same friend of mine I went to Tokiya with, which meant we were heading over to Nishinakajimaminamigata (yes, its as annoying to say in Japanese as it is in English).  It's a bit out of the way so I don't get around there much, but there are actually quite a few ramen shops in the area.  A famous shio shop called Shiogensui is there, but on this night we decided to hit up popular, new Jinrui Mina Menrui.

1-12-15 Nishinakajima

The Bowl
Jinrui Mina Menrui offers a shoyu broth, and is known for their ridiculously thick pieces of chashu.  Just look at that photo above.  That's thicker than a slice of bread!  If ramen wasn't already grossly unhealthy I might feel about about eating it.  The broth was pretty standard but decent, and the noodles were short, fat, and straight.  The menma and chashu were both thick, and pretty good.

Would I Go Again?
Everything about this place was solid, but nothing was better than that.  The chashu was good, but not so good to make me want to come back.  Besides, I still need to go to Shiogensui.

Should You Go?
There are better shoyu bowls closer to town, and better other kinds of bowls over there.  Only go if you're really into giant pieces of chashu.

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