Tonkotsu ramen from Sapporo may seem out of place, but lately it’s been the norm as the different types of ramen have migrated throughout Japan. Kuwana’s tonkotsu ramen is a prime example that can hold its own against the originators in the south. The owner even claims that the dreams of his small shop will ultimately reach the skies. And in order to let the ramen reach your soul, you must drink all the soup!
The contents include:
- 桑名とんこつラーメンスープ (Kuwana tonkotsu soup)
- 特製ガラスープ (Special Gara Soup)
- 桑名調味油 (Kuwana Seasoned Oil)
- メン (noodles)
So smooth. This ramen could pick up the ladies without lifting a noodle. It’s truly a pop star! The extravagant hint of garlic and subtle sensation of sesame elevates this ramen to the heavens.
The dark speckles in the soup (it’s not flea dirt) were from the seasoned oil that contained the key ingredients. If it weren’t for this oil, this ramen would be far below average.
The noodles were softer than what I’m used to, but anything mixed with this soup becomes god-like.
Here’s a little video of the soup showing its other worldly behavior. It almost seems to replicate the turbulent atmospheres of nearby planetary gas giants. Perhaps this is what the chef meant by reaching the skies.