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Stumbling into a Ramen Festival


       I had recently changed regions and work out of the regional office in Kansai. I have worked at many schools already, bringing me as far as Akashi city. I live pretty far from Akashi so after my work week, I opened the front door and slumped down on the couch. My wife knows how to keep me motivated. She leans toward my ear and whispers…

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This is Udon Country, son.

I feel this post has been long overdue. I had a friend in the US, whom went to the same college as me, do a “Ramen Run” for a farewell dinner of sorts. I was then featured on her blog. I feel that being in Japan I want to return the favor to my friend by doing a “Ramen Run” post.

If you have known me for a while you would know that I love tonkotsu ramen from the Hakata region in Japan. The broth is easy to mess up but when it is done right it is true pork magic. However, I live in a region of Japan that is famous for Sanuki style udon (hence the western style taunt in the title). Udon is the best here and good ramen restaurants are hard to find. There was a small shop that had blase tonkotsu ramen in it, which was recently bought and changed into a chain-owned ramen shop.

The shop is now called Menya Kiseki (麺屋軌跡). I never tried the previous defuncted ramen shop, but this was a massive step up.

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