Saturday, June 15, 2013


Vacation time! It had been too long since my previous vacation (or not very long at all) and it was time to go to a new place. This time was Sendai, the biggest city in the north of Honshu, and my first time in Tohoku. My friend and I went with the intention of eating some beef tongue, and watching a baseball game.


The baseball game was Eagles vs Tigers, and since the Tigers are super popular, even when they're not in Kansai, it meant that we couldn't get tickets to the game. We headed back to Sendai Station with our heads down.


Luckily we weren't sad for long. We saw this amazing display of the Suica penguin dressed up as Sendai hero Date Masamune, and after that, it was time to eat. Beef tongue was for dinner, but for lunch was some well-reviewed Sendai shoyu ramen.


らーめん くろく
2 Chome-2-12 Tsutsujigaoka

The Bowl
I got the black shoyu, and black it was. It was a rich, deep shoyu, similar to the Takaida style of ramen that I've had a number of times back in Osaka. Similarly, the noodles were thick, and soaped in the soup like a hard sponge. The giant pieces of menma and chashu may have gotten stuck in my teeth, but it was worth it for a bowl like this.


Would I Go Again?
If I lived in Sendai, I would. Since I don't, I'd probably check out a new place if I visit again.


Should You Go?
If you live in Sendai, go.


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