Shimai has been around for years. But according to my friend, the original shop closed when the owner passed away. And it wasn't until his son resurrected the recipe and reopened at a new location years later. Naturally, one would like to know how close the son came to the original soup, but sadly...I'll never know. This Hiroshima-style Chuuka Soba is very salty. It's practically a tonkotsu-shoyu with added salt. It's good, but probably not worth the trouble getting here. The gyoza is also their specialty and they are filled with garlic and chives. They were kickin'! (along with my breath).
The new location is very, very far from the main city. If you don't have a car, then I wish you all the luck in finding it. I apologize for not being able to provide precise directions, but like I said before it's probably not worth the trouble. Open from 11am to 9pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
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