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[–]295DVRKSS 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Dat noodle fold 😎

[–]pssn 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Where’s the hot sauce thoooooo

[–]pixeldrew 24 points25 points  (3 children)

He done fucked up

[–]navymmw 13 points14 points  (1 child)

fucked up REAL bad

[–]Kardlonoc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is mildly infuriating material.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

really? I didn't like the spice, but then again im a pussy vs spice

[–]ramence 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And the egg?? I just kept ordering eggs. Had like seven eggs. I had the booth walls drawn around me, just ordering extra eggs for a solid forty minutes, and no one could judge me or my eggs

[–]pikagrue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

20x spice or bust

[–]AsianHawke 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Does anyone know what that pattern, the one that looks like a blocky red-gold letter "S", is called? Or if there's even a name for it?

[–]milk_stain 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Looks like it's called raimon (雷紋), or thunder crest.

[–]kingscrown69 6 points7 points  (0 children)

my fav but yeah wheres sauce :D

[–]DarumaRed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But that personal water dispenser tho...

[–]dahmerlikesthetaste 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, the 25th post of the same photo. Cool!

[–]MajorasMasque334 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ichiran: The Burger King of Ramen

[–]EnyooEZ 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Dying for the day when I visit there....

[–]Not_A_Greenhouse 10 points11 points  (7 children)

Ichiran is chain ramen. Its yummy. But god theres so much better out there.

[–]navymmw 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I really liked it due to the experience overall, the ramen booth is pretty sick especially having the water sprout right there.

[–]Not_A_Greenhouse 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Definitely love the booth!

[–]navymmw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same! love how you can customize it all as well. I get it's not the best ramen out there, but it was such an easy place to get a solid bowl of ramen from, and I love the ramen isolation booths, I was traveling by myself so I really enjoyed that part

[–]chricke 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ichiran is the shake shack of ramen, Ippodu is the 5 guys.

[–]hewescrab 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably explains why I liked Ippudo better.

[–]greyblok 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s still worth experiencing at least once!

[–]Not_A_Greenhouse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed. I lived there for 3 years so I was lucky enough to experience a lot of ramen.

[–]paquette977 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Meh. It's okay, but really overrated

[–]satattack 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No red sauce?? This is madness!!

[–]AgentMV 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Madness?! THIS. IS. SPAARTA!!

[–]DarumaRed 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Love the booth. Not the ramen.

[–]nbsf1971 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So glad I’m not the only one...

[–]xllap 0 points1 point  (6 children)

What don't you like about ichiran ramen? I loved it. I even asked Japanese locals where their favourite ramen was and tried about 4 different other restaurants but nothing came close to ichiran for me. Maybe its just a matter of taste

[–]I_AM_GODDAMN_BATMAN 5 points6 points  (1 child)

We don't hate it, but it's just funny in this sub and real life tourists always think it's the nicest thing ever and the locals think "meh it's just regular ramen".

[–]shiggie -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I can understand if they love it. Some people love In & Out or 5 Guys. It's all about taste. But, it's like the tourists that go to Cheesecake Factory or Applebee's when they go to the big city on vacation. Maybe you love it, but... man, what a waste of a trip.

[–]DarumaRed 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Every component felt like it came from a freeze dried packages. The noodles were undercooked and insipid, the meat plain, and the broth unexciting. Compared to something like AFURI (multiple locations), Muteki (Ikebukuro) or god Ramen Jiro, it has nothing to offer. Most Ramrn places in SoCal beat it out. Not a good sign.

[–]xllap 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Interesting. I like my noodles extra hard so always undercooked, can agree with the plain meat but I thought the broth was amazing, lovely thick consistency and full of flavour with the right amount of spice. Though, I will definitely try your suggestions when I get back to Japan!

[–]classs3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

undercooked is the correct way to eat Ichiran though, just like pastas are supposed to be eaten al dente

[–]classs3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As much as I like to bash on Ichiran, your comment about their ramen noodle doesn't sound right. Sure, "plain" and "unexciting" are both your personal preference so whatever, but you can actually choose the way you want your noodles cooked, and in general for Hakata Style Tonkotsu ramen, which is what Ichiran is, noodles are SUPPOSED to be undercooked aka "barikata" style.

[–]carb0nxl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was at that exact location last week during my honeymoon, the ramen is awesome!!

[–]sushiwasabiteki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmm something is missing...

[–]n0tsane42 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I just watched the Strictly Dumpling YouTube episode where Mike goes to one of the locations in Japan. His looked much better. It seemed like richer soup base and a good amount of spice added. This one looks ok, but not to the same level of what I saw in the video.

[–]Psykpatient 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He has videos for two other places as well. One in Brooklyn(?).

[–]TheAndySan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Noodle fold game on point!

[–]momotron2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ramen Subreddit. I finally found my favorite Place :P

[–]jimmycfc -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

but but but it's the most pictured ramen in Japan, it's not real ramen it's the worst. /s

[–]WhosAfraidOf_138 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

where the a1 steak sauce tho?

[–]LudensDude -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The Applebees of ramen.