なんつッ亭 Nantsu-Tei Instant 生 Ramen – うまいぜベイビー

It’s been a well-rested week since my last post and 3 weeks since I got back from my trip, but did you really think I left Japan without any loot? C’mon! It’s not a trip without having to pay the overweight luggage charge…haha.

Nantsu-Tei is a popular ramen-ya in Japan with a couple shops in Tokyo and Kawasaki that I know of. I’ve read about them often, but I have yet to step into one to try their うまいぜベイビー (loosely translated as “damn good baby”) futuristic tonkotsu soup. Lucky for me, I was able to buy a box at the Raumen Museum and bring it home to cali.


The contents include:

  • Tokusei Gara Soup
  • Tokusei Shoyu Tare
  • Tokusei Kuro Ma~yu
  • Noodles


The preparation for this ramen is slightly different from the norm. Instead of adding the packets to the bowl then adding hot water, you add the gara soup and shoyu tare to a pot with 280ml~300ml of water and slowly bring it to boil. Once the soup is hot enough, you transfer it to the bowl and then add the Kuro Ma~yu on top before you add the noodles. And that’s what you see below.


This tonkotsu soup is not like any other. Well…it is, but it isn’t. Uh…okay. I’m a little confused myself but this flavor is awesome! This creamy gara soup mixed with shoyu tare and topped with a mysterious garlic concoction called Black Ma~yu is unmistakenly habit-forming. All I know is なんつッ亭 will be first on my list of ramen-ya’s to try when I get back to Japan.


The noodles were incredibly fresh and the way the gritty Black Ma~yu added an additional coating of flavor was awe-inspiring.

6 Replies to “なんつッ亭 Nantsu-Tei Instant 生 Ramen – うまいぜベイビー”

  1. Sigh, < HREF="http://www.ramenramenramen.net/2005/03/19/noooooooo/" REL="nofollow"><>this<><> is what happened to the only non-food souvenir I bought from the museum. Next time, I’m *only* buying ramen!

  2. Hi Exile Kiss, I’ll have to give you some the next time I go or the next time my brother sends me a shipment. I feel bad for always making you jealous…ごめんなさい! ^_^

  3. Hi Keizo,Very nice! 🙂 (Definitely a smart idea to bring back some Instant Ramen from Japan… stuff that you can’t get here in the U.S. still! 😦It looks delicious and sadly, it’s still better than most Ramen-ya around L.A.

  4. Haha thx Dennis. That ramen flavored salad dressing sounds good. Most of the instant ramen featured on my blog came from the museum…you definitely missed out by not bringing some home. Hopefully you’ll get back there someday. Thx for visiting my blog!

  5. Looks Fantastic Keizo!If I were smarter I would’ve done the same at the museum gift shop but instead the spiral naruto erasure and ramen flavored salad dressing caught my eye. Haven’t used either of them.. But I had a great time there.

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