Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Japanese Ramen/Ginza ๐Ÿœ The World's First Blowfish Ramen ๐Ÿก Recommended Ramen in Ginza

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Ramen can be said to be one of Japan's most popular food.
Tonkotsu (pork), soy sauce, miso, and salt based broths, 
everyone has their favorite.
But what about blowfish? 
Do you think you could take the challenge 
and try the world's first blowfish ramen?

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๐Ÿœ Japanese Ramen/Ginza ๐Ÿœ 

๐Ÿก The World's First Blowfish Ramen ๐Ÿก

 Recommended Ramen in Ginza 


 Ginza is known for its glamour and class 
having some of the worlds most popular name brand stores.
We'd like to introduce a cool restaurant that makes Ginza even more special,
and it's in a major department store - Tokyu Plaza Ginza!
If you take the Marunouchi Line or Hibiya Line, getting off at Ginza Station,
you will only have a short walk to the closest exit C2 or C3.
Taking the Ginza Line is also an option, 
but be prepared to walk quiet a bit to the exit (still C2/C3).
From the C2/C3 exit,
it's right there!


TOKYU PLAZA GINZA's
Fugu-dashi Ushio Hachidaime Keisuke!
๐Ÿก๐ŸœTokyo Ramen Keisuke๐Ÿœ๐Ÿก
Ramen Shop 
that Specializes in Blowfish Broth Ramen
The world's first blowfish ramen shop!  
Fugu-dashi Ushio Hachidaime Keisuke (ใตใใ ใ—ๆฝฎๅ…ซไปฃ็›ฎใ‘ใ„ใ™ใ‘)! 
Tokyo Ramen Keisuke has a unique concept 
and holds a great title being 
the world's first blowfish broth ramen shop.
So naturally Tokyo Ramen Keisuke 
would be all over Japanese TV and magazines.
For other countries however,
eating blowfish isn't a part of their food culture.
Everyone knows blowfish are poisonous,
but they want to try it.
It's like their gambling with death!
So obviously this restaurant is going to be big news abroad too!
Naturally, 
we jumped on the blowfish bandwagon๐Ÿก 
Because if there's a rare or "cool Japan" place,
especially if it's near us,
you better believe JAPANKURU will be there!


You walk in there's all sorts of blowfish 
elements and decorations in the store. 

Even their ramen bowls!!!
....We wanted one so badly๐Ÿก๐Ÿœ

This cute little blowfish (yes, it's real!) caught our eye though♡

It's SUPER important to mention that even though blowfish is poisonous, 
preparing blowfish as ANY form of food must be dealt by licensed professionals. The blowfish here too are of course prepared by professionals, 
so there is nothing to worry about! 
We ate there and are alive to tell the tale,
so you will too! ;)


๐ŸกTokyo Ramen Keisuke๐Ÿก
An Added Touch of Hospitality 

๐ŸœHair Ties and Paper Aprons๐Ÿœ
 No matter how much ramen we eat,
slurpping without splatting some on our clothes is a challenge.
Thank god for paper aprons.
Any place that has them available, are our saviors. 
Even if slurpping isn't an issue for you,
but you're wearing expensive or light-colored clothes,
you don't want to ruin your clothes with ramen stains. 

Hair that continues to get in the way while eating is also a struggle for some.
Thankfully Tokyo Ramen Keisuke has both free hair ties 
and paper aprons available for anyone.
If you need one, 
you can just grab one on the small shelf 
on the other side of the vending machine 
(where you buy your food ticket).
If you can't find any, just as a clerk!


๐ŸœFree Wi-Fi and Phone Charger๐Ÿœ
Using phones while traveling has increased a lot lately,
so eating is a great time to charge your phones 
but there's often places with no outlets near by.
Even if there is,
they won't let you use them....

But here they lend you a phone charger for free!!
It's limited to use only in the store, 
but it's still a life saver
and a really nice added touch to their great service.
If you need to borrow one,
just ask the staff ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ“ฑ


๐ŸœForeign Language Menu๐Ÿœ
There's a menu that has the English and Chinese translation which is nice,
but what makes it even easier is 
each dish on the menu has a number next to it!
This makes it really easy to make sure you get the ramen you wanted๐Ÿก

Once you figure out what you want, 
put your money in the vending machine and press the button(s)! 



✨๐ŸกRecommended Menu๐Ÿก✨
Number 8
Blowfish Ramen with Salt Based Soup and Flavored Egg Set
1750 yen 


๐ŸกBlowfish Ramen with Salt Based Soup๐Ÿก
1100 yen
 This delicious soup is made of three of the most popular kinds of blowfish.
It has a very nice, smooth seafood taste 
but if you want to add some contrast we recommend their special truffle oil.

A lot of Westerns are afraid to eat eggs that aren't fully cooked,
but let us tell you, 
these aren't your regular eggs.
Just look at the color of the yolk!
They're called "Bimi Tama" (็พŽๅ‘ณใŸใพ) and are very rich in vitamin E.
We were also happy to find out the eggs are produced 
by naturally raised, free-range chickens.
There creamy taste of the yolk goes really well
with the salt based blowfish ramen.

We definitely recommend getting the marinated soft-boiled egg as well! 

 A small side dish of pork comes with the set. 
You can pair it with the ramen or eat it on its own.



๐ŸกBlowfish and Rice Green Tea Set๐Ÿก
+ 500 yen (with any ramen)
Ochazuke is a part of Japan's food culture 
where you add hot green tea to a bowl of rice.
Tokyo Ramen Keisuke has their own verson of that.
Instead of just regular white rice,
they use seasoned blowfish steamed rice!
And instead of green tea,
they use the left over broth from your ramen!!
The way they prepare it in itself is really cool. 

When eating your ramen,
be sure to leave some of the broth!
When you're ready for the ochazuke, 
tell the staff and they'll bring out a hot stone to reheat the soup.

They just drop the stone into the soup and you can see it bubble! 

Then once it's stopped bubbling,
pour the soup into the rice made of blowfish tea rice!
(They'll take the stone back of course)

It's something totally new that we've never tried before.
Plus being able to add the hot stone into the soup
added an extra fun experience for us๐Ÿก


๐ŸกFried Blowfish๐Ÿก
800 yen
 We've never heard of friend blowfish before!

Super fresh blowfish that's been friend is a cool 
and unique way to enjoy blowfish!
We loved it and could eat this just about all day.

๐ŸกGinza Fugu-dashi Ushio Hachidaime Keisuke 
(้Š€ๅบงใตใใ ใ—ๆฝฎๅ…ซไปฃ็›ฎใ‘ใ„ใ™ใ‘)
Address:TOKYU PLAZA GINZA B2F 5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps
Access:Tokyo Metro 1 min. walk from exits C2/C3 at "Ginza Station" on the Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya Lines
☎ 03-6228-5033
⏰ 11: 00-11: 00pm
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.grandcuisine.jp/
Tokyo Ramen Keisuke Page (Japanese): http://www.grandcuisine.jp/keisuke/link.html



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Their Sister Shop  
๐Ÿฆ†Kamo Soba Kudaime Keisuke๐Ÿฆ†
(้ดจใใฐไนไปฃ็›ฎใ‘ใ„ใ™ใ‘)


This year a massive department store called GINZA SIX opened!
Which is a great location for 
Tokyo Ramen Keisuke's (blowfish ramen) sister shop, 
Kamo Soba Kudaime Keisuke,
 which specializes in duck based noodles.
We had the chance to speak with the manager of the shop,
and he said what makes them special or different,
is they use 100% duck.
A lot of places claim their dish is duck,
but they only use a percentage of it.
Kamo Soba Keisuke actually uses the whole duck. 



๐Ÿฆ†Recommended Menu๐Ÿฆ†

๐Ÿฆ†้ดจ็™ฝๆนฏใใฐๆฅตใฟ๐Ÿฆ†
(Kamo Sayu Soba Kiwami)
1300yen
This dish was our favorite of the two!
A delicious strong duck white soup that has duck meatballs, duck meat, 
fried burdock, and there yummy slightly salted egg yolk.
The broth is a bit thick.
If you're familiar with Japanese tsukemen,
it's sort of the same texture and thickness.



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๐Ÿฆ†่Šณ้†‡้ดจใใฐๆฅตใฟ๐Ÿฆ†
(Hojun Kamo Soba Kiwami)
1300yen
With this one you can choose strong or soft tasting broth.  

The ramen's broth is more light and like water.
So if you aren't looking for anything too heavy,
we recommend this dish!


Both stores have the Japan's SPICIEST spice available too.
We were pretty intimidated and only added a little bit,
and let us tell you,
that's all you need because MAN!
It's spicy!
This place is full of challenges ;)


๐Ÿฆ† Ginza Kamo Soba Kudaime Keisuke
(้Š€ๅบง้ดจใใฐไนไปฃ็›ฎใ‘ใ„ใ™ใ‘)
Address: 9-12-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps
Access: Tokyo Metro Ginza & Line About 3 min walk from Ginza Station 
☎ 03-6274-6655
Official Website (Japanese): http://www.grandcuisine.jp/
Kamo Soba Page (Japanese): http://www.grandcuisine.jp/keisuke/9daime.html

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