Friday, November 16, 2012


Field trip! A couple of friends of mine were visiting from the ol' US of A, but for some reason they were visiting Nagoya. I took the train to meet them, but arriving late I couldn't find any miso katsu or wing places open, so I stopped for the next best thing: tsukemen. There was a trendy-looking tsukemen shop on the way to the hotel, and any excuse to review non-Osaka ramen is a good one, right?

Yamasho is a gyokai tonkotsu shop, just like they make 'em in Tokyo. I went for the spicy tsukemen, and they let me choose between the tingly-spicy and very-spicy. Obviously I got the very spicy.

麺屋 やま昇
Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Nishi-ku, Nagono, 1丁目13−12

The Bowl
This was a properly spicy bowl! Not as much as the other ramen I've had in Nagoya, but still good. It reminded me a lot of one of my favorite bowls from Tokyo, Enji. The noodles were gigantic, and picked up the thick broth well, but I still wonder if they were almost a bit too big. There were big chunks of chashu and menma to accompany the noodles. It finished with a wari-soup that was pretty standard, but tasted better because of the remaining spiciness in the bowl.

Would I Go Again?
Next time I'm in Nagoya I'm sure I'll try a different place if I'm not too busy stuffing myself at Yabaton.

Should You Go?
If you're in Nagoya, check it out. But not before Misen.

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