It was so hot I had to cool off with some "ice cream ramen!" Surprisingly cutting-edge ramen?
I heard that cold ramen starts in mid to late May. So what if you wanted to eat cold ramen in April? That would be "ice cream ramen," right? We tried the "Ice Cream Ramen" at Kikuya.
It has suddenly become hot again. Today's high temperature is 23 degrees Celsius. On days like this, I feel like eating chilled chuka.
However, the chilled chuka season is still a long way off. According to a survey, the number of chilled ramen stores is increasing.
"We have started serving chilled chuka.
is posted at the front of ramen shops from mid to late May in the Kanto region.
But I really want to eat cold ramen! There are times when you really want cold ramen, aren't there?
For such people, I recommend the "ice cream ramen" at Kikuya in Kitasenju. It is a dynamic and dynamic dish, consisting of a slice of ice cream sold at convenience stores topped with Kikuya's special chilled ramen. It is the best ramen for a hot day.
This is the ice cream ramen at Kikuya!
So, the En-Eat editorial staff, battered by the heat, went to Kitasenju to try it!
Arriving at Kitasenju!
Kikuya's restaurant is about a 15-minute walk from Kitasenju Station. It may not be a familiar place to those who live outside of the Tokyo metropolitan area, but if you tell them it is near the Arakawa riverbed, famous for being the location of "3 years B class Kinpachi sensei," they will probably think, "Ah, I see! I'm sure many of you will think, "Oh, I get it!
This is Kikuya, a ramen shop in Kitasenju
■Arrive at Kikuya!
The exterior of Kikuya looks like a typical old-fashioned ramen shop. However, as soon as you step into the restaurant and look at the menu, you will immediately know that you are in the right place. Milk ramen, natto ramen, cocoa ramen, and so on. You will find ramen noodles with names you have never seen before lined up in a row.
Coffee Milk Ramen, Cocoa Ramen, Natto Ramen .........?
Milk Ramen" is, well, understandable. It probably tastes like "cream soup pasta" (or is it?). But when it comes to "Coffee Milk Ramen" and "Cocoa Ramen," it becomes quite difficult to guess the taste. When you get to "red ramen," "yellow ramen," and "blue ramen," it is impossible to guess the taste from the names. It is completely out of the question. Because red and yellow are colors. They are not flavors.
I ordered the ice cream ramen!
But I did not come here today to solve the mystery of those mysterious ramen. I came here to cool off by eating ice cream ramen instead of chilled ramen. I order the ice cream ramen from the owner.
The owner gave us permission to take pictures of the cooking. Thank you, owner! This time, we will show you the whole story of how the ice cream ramen was made! If you read this, you may be able to make ice cream ramen, too!
First, boil the noodles. After boiling, cool them under running water.
Boil the noodles
Cool well under running water.
Next, serve the ramen and top with chashu pork, wakame seaweed, and green onions. At this stage, the ramen is just ordinary ramen.
Serve the noodles
Put the ingredients on the ramen. At this point, it is just an ordinary ramen.
Finally, finish the ramen. Ice cream topping (?). The owner takes out ice cream from the refrigerator. The owner takes out the ice cream from the refrigerator, cuts it in half and puts it on top of the ramen.
Ice cream, on!
The ice cream ramen is then topped with an egg.
Boiled egg, on!
Ice cream ramen is ready!
I tried the ice cream ramen.
The main ingredient of ice cream ramen is vanilla ice cream in a cone. It may seem strange to the uninitiated, but when you try it, you will find that it is simply odd. But if you try it, you will see that it is more than just an oddity.
The ice cream topping on top of the ramen slowly melts in the cold soup, gradually changing the flavor of the soup. At first bite, you can taste the sour soy sauce flavored soup. But by the end of the meal, the ice cream has completely melted, transforming the soy sauce-flavored soup into a sweet and sour "cream soup. You could call this the trendy "double taste. Ice cream ramen, surprisingly, was the most advanced ramen.
The soup at the beginning of the meal is still ordinary soy sauce ramen.
Soup at the end of the meal Creamy!
Not only the soup, but also the noodles and ingredients were all delicious. For some reason, the owner repeatedly reminded me, "Don't write that it's good," so it took some courage for me to praise it, but it is good. It tastes like they have done their job properly.
This ice cream ramen is said to be served even cooler with ice around the end of the Golden Week holidays. Perfect for midsummer, too.
By the way, what is alkali ramen?
After enjoying the ice cream ramen and feeling cool, I asked the owner about "alkaline ramen. The owner took out an alkaline battery from the refrigerator, showed it to me, and finally smiled.
Alkaline batteries removed from refrigerator
Oh, I see! So it's "alkaline ramen" because it contains alkaline batteries. How can ...... be that! I'm not fooled!
These batteries are always kept in the refrigerator, just to get the customers' attention like this. But they don't really get a chance to show them to the public. But, in reality, they don't get much of a chance to show them off. The owner is greedy and always replenishes the batteries for the best time. I was impressed by the owner's greedy attitude.
The most interesting food in Adachi Ward
En-Ebi (without permission) recognizes this "ice cream ramen" as "the most interesting food in Adachi-ku. Because the owner is a nice guy. And he is greedy. And the ramen is good, too.
But if you live in Adachi-ku and know of a more interesting food, please let us know! Please let us know. Our editorial staff will go out to eat it!