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Hidakaya – Chuuka Soba

I love ramen.  However, I didn’t have ramen.  I went to Hidakaya, a really cheap ramen restaurant that seems to have removed my favourite ramen from their menu.  However, I decided to have something similar, Chuuka Soba.  I usually had Chuuka Chashumen, which is basically soy sauce based ramen with pork slices.  Chuuka Soba is basically the same thing, except fewer pork slices and an added sheet of nori seaweed. Well, it tasted about the same, except for the lack of pork.  It also included some leek and bamboo shoots.  I like it, though it’s not a strong flavour.

Chuuka Soba.

I ordered the gyoza set, so it came with 6 pieces of gyoza.  The gyoza is your usual gyoza.  Not exceptional, but still decent.  You have to make your own sauce with the provided soy sauce, vinegar and chili oil.


Overall, it only cost me 580 yen.  Pretty cheap!  It’s always nice to find a cheap place to eat that serves good food.  It’s also very popular.

Hidakaya. The sign on the left says “Chuuka soba. 390 yen”

Yottekoya – Nokoshoyu Ramen

At the moment, I would say my favourite ramen shop is Yottekoya.  It’s a chain restaurant, and there are two in Fujisawa.  I go to the one in Shonandai.  It specialises in Tokyo style tonkotsu ramen.  Tonkotsu ramen is from Kyushu, but the local type here is a bit different.

The front of the restaurant.

I ordered the Nokoshoyu Ramen, which is a newer addition to the menu.  It’s a soy sauce based ramen with pork and lots of green onion.  This ramen is really good!

Nokoshoyu ramen.

In addition to the ramen, I had the hanchahan (half size serving of Chinese fried rice) as part of a set, which is 810 yen.  The fried rice is good, and has plenty of grilled pork in it.  This is also a new menu item.

Yottekoya’s fried rice.

My wife had her own ramen, and she ordered a gyoza set.  I shared the gyoza with her.  I love gyoza, so this was also great to have.  Very good!

Gyoza and soy sauce/vinegar dip with chili pepper.

These are all very popular foods in Japan, although they are all Chinese in origin.  However, Japan has adapted the ramen for Japanese tastes, and it’s not quite Chinese now.  It’s more of a Japanese food now.

Yottekoya is a nice little ramen shop to go to in Japan.  I highly recommend it.

Yokohama Daitou – Vegetable Tanmen and More

On Friday, I had some fairly average tasting Chinese food at Yokohama Daitou (横浜大唐) in the Shonan Fujisawa Tokyu Store.  I had the Yasai Tanmen (野菜タンメン).  It was a light flavoured ramen with vegetables and pork.  It tasted decent, but the serving size was quite large.  It came with a half serving of fried rice.  That was good, I thought.  This was all for 680 yen.  In addition to that, I also had Ebimushi Gyoza (海老蒸し餃子), or steamed shrimp dumpling.  It came with soy sauce and Japan’s very spicy mustard.  It was also good.  That was 300 yen.  All of this was too much food.  I was very full.

This is a food court restaurant.
Vegetable tanmen.
Fried rice.
Steamed shrimp gyoza.