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2 July 2015

Re-visit, Ramen Yamaguchi, Waseda (らぁめん やまぐち 早稲田), Tokyo

One summer day, I have visited the Ramen noodle bar Yamaguchi which was located at Waseda street again. It was the early afternoon and a lot of students or business men enjoyed their lunch at the noodle bar. I was able to identify the location of the Yamaguchi when I found the queue for the shop.

In the noodle bar, we can find around ten seats on the counter. The week days, you will wait just 15 minute for your seat because the Japanese customers have common sense as the ramen is the fast food. The Ramen is the very modern fast food in Japan which was established in the early 20th century. A lot of Noodle stands served in the city centre with the flag saying Cino Soba (支那そば).  After World War II, Ramen noodle has been developed to the modern style.

After several minute for waiting, I was able to go into the noodle bar and bought a ticket. It must be very difficult for the foreigner to visit by themselves because all words are Japanese.

 

I will describe about the ticket machine. On the top line, the Blue button showed for Tori Soba (鶏そば the soup was clear brown and chicken and soy source soup stock, the noodle was straight). The orange buttons are Oi gatsuo chuka Soba (追い鰹中華そば the soup was chicken soup stock with additional bonito the noodle was straight.  The soup got the strong essence of the bonito). The light green button show the some Donn (some eggs or roast pork topped on the rice).

The vending machine for ramen ticket
 
Each noodle ticket has some option: Ajitama (味玉 Additional boiled egg tasted with soy source), normal, Tokusei (特製 Additional roast pork and braised chicken) (from the left), the set of Noodle and Roast pork Donn (the next line)

I ordered the set of Chicken noodle and Roast pork Donn. The chicken noodle has soft and smooth clear brown soup and nicely chewing noodle. The soup stock was lovely. The brown colour was come from the Maillard reaction in the soup stock. The texture of the soup was very sticky coming from the soup stock taken so long time.
 

The Donn was also nice. The beautiful pink surface of the sliced roast pork was very juicy and matched with the coarsely grained pepper. You will enjoy the Don with the noodle soup.

The tasted was nicely kept for six months. The traditional but modern fashionable soup stock and the ramen noodle is one of my recommendation at Waseda area.

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