Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Every time you walk in a familiar area, you see the same restaurants and shops over and over. There are those ones you've been to a million times, and the ones that you're not even sure what they sell. I had passed Gomihacchin many times, but never ventured inside. One night on my way back from work I decided to give it a try.

Gomihacchin looked like a standard ramen chain, so it wasn't obvious what to order. I asked the guy working there and he directed me towards the special, the "tongarashi" bowl; a hot pepper tonkotsu bowl. Sold.

1-15-15 Awaza

The Bowl
I don't always eat chain ramen, but when I do, I make sure they're spicy. A generic, tonkotsu broth filled the bowl, and it tasted there was a ton of Chinese chili oil poured in. The noodles were thin and soft, similar to the kind they have in a lot of Hakata tonkotsu bowls. The pork was not the standard chashu, but looked more like the buta-bara you see in Korean dishes.

Would I Go Again?
It was enjoyable despite being generic and chainy, but still not good enough to merit another visit.

Should You Go?
Nah, even if you're near Awaza there are better bowls.

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