In all honesty, I don't even remember eating ramen that day. For all I know we could have been eating Mame-san's Hakodate Shio Ramen, but I doubt it. Anyway, enough about me. Mame-san opened in 1969 and his Shio Ramen was so popular that he would sell 400 bowls of ramen a day. And that's in a ramen-ya with only 11 seats! Amazing! But after three years he regretfully had to close shop in order to manage his family's noodle company and it wasn't until 30 years later that the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum had asked Mame-san to recreate and resurrect his famous shio ramen. All I have to say is ありがとうございました!
The contents include:
- Mineral-laced noodles with funori.
- Hakodate Shio Ramen Soup.
I almost tossed these noodles thinking that they were growing mold. Luckily, I read the warning label on the package stating that the green dots were not mold but seaweed! How interesting, I thought! I couldn't wait to try them.
This is THE BEST Shio Ramen that comes in a box...PERIOD! With chicken buoillon mixed with saba and katsuobushi dashi, this bowl takes shio ramen to unexpected heights! Enough said!
The noodles are also one of the best I've ever tasted. There's something magical occuring with it's funori mixture. A perfect texture with a perfect taste. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
What a way to end my recent batch of instant ramen. I'm not sure how to follow this up. Hmmm, I guess I'll have to go to make a visit to the homeland again. Stay tuned for some posts from Japan later this month! Jaane!