It’s my day off!!! I heard that there was a new ramen park in Odaiba so I immediately called up Nate and without hesitation we were off to go check it out. We met up in Shinjuku, then found our way to Shimbashi to hop on the Yurikamome to Daiba Station. The Odaiba Ramen Park is being presented by Fuji Television. Some think it’s in response to the recent Tsukemen Event presented by Asahi Television, which by the way yours truly was a part of. Anyway, if you thought my posts have recently been lacking pictures, hopefully this one will make up for it.
We got there exactly when it opened at 11am and the place was practically empty. Of course, this event was being held directly in front of the Fuji TV building, which is directly across the street from the Aqua City mall.
- R1: スパイスTV どーも☆キニナル！- Apparently this is a Tan Tan Men created by the stars of a popular tv program.
- R2: BeeHive – Presenting their 塩ラーメン (Shio Ramen) “Naminori”
- R3: 麺家 うえだ・サイロック軍団 – A Menya Ueda and Psylocke Gundan collaboration presenting 焦がし醤油らーめん (Kogashi Shoyu Ramen). Could there be X-Men involved?
- R4: 麺劇場 玄瑛 – Mengekijyou Gen-ei presenting 海老香麺 (a shrimp-fragranced ramen).
- R5: キャンパスナイトフジ ｘ 元楽 – A Campus Night Fuji and Genraku collaboration presenting キャンナイ初体験ラーメン (campus night first sexual experience ramen).
- R6: せたが屋 – Setagaya presenting 魚介醤油ラーメン (Gyoukai Shoyu Ramen).
- R7: めん徳二代目つじ田 – Mentoku Nidaime Tsujita presenting 味噌ラーメン (Miso Ramen).
- R8: ミオパン – Miopan presenting ミオパンラーメン (Miopan Ramen).
- R9: 麺や 七彩 – Menya Shichisai presenting 真トマトつけ麺 (Shin Tomato Tsukemen).
The guys working there were totally cool and after a 5 minute conversation, it turns out that I live fairly close to their honten. They invited me to check it out and of course I will. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Shichisai.
I ordered my Tomato Ramen with “high collar” parmesan cheese.
It tasted like a diluted Campbell’s Tomato Soup with noodles and a distinct chicken stock in the background. It was unusually good and the cheese made it taste like a soupy-spaghetti. It possibly could’ve used some ground meat but I still liked it.
The Kogashi Shoyu Ramen was intriguingly interesting. The shoyu flavor was mildly deep with that obvious burnt taste, but I also felt it was lacking something. I’m not saying that it was bad, but it definitely could’ve been better. I expect a little more from a mama holding two blow torches!
After three bowls each, it was time to rest and take a nice stroll around the area. Nate pointed this out, but if you look closely at the picture below, it contains the fake liberty bell, the fake statue of liberty, the fake brooklyn bridge, and the fake eiffel tower all in one shot. Haha.