When you hear "someone makes ramen with cake" ... don't you doubt your ears? I went to Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture to buy a cake that looks just like ramen, "Nanchatte Ramen".
Make "animals" with bread and "flowers" with sweets. There are people who are dexterous in making something that looks exactly like something using food. However, when you hear that "someone makes ramen with cake" ... do you doubt your ears? Ramen with cake !? How do you make it?
That's right. There is such a great person. This photo is the proof. It looks just like ramen so much that it doesn't look like a cake, right? Its name is "Nanchatte Ramen".
A cake that looks just like ramen "Nanchatte Ramen"
How much does the real thing look like? And what does it taste like? You want to see it, right? You want to eat it, right?
This ramen and the wrong cake are made at a shop called Umetsukido in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture. If you look it up ... it takes more than 2 hours one way from the company. far!
However, if you want to eat it, the En-eating editorial department will go there. I decided to go all the way to Honjo City.
■ I came to Umetsukido in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture
It takes about 2 hours to transfer trains from Tokyo. I arrived at Kodama Station on the JR Hachiko Line. The destination, Umetsukido, seems to be about 400 meters from here ... I found it! It has a nice atmosphere and a nice gate. Let's get in now!
It's a shop with a nice gate
What surprised me when I went inside was its size. Surprisingly deep, colorful sweets are lined up. Where in this store is a ramen-like cake?
The decoration inside the store is also nice
I found it when I went deep inside the store! Introducing "Nanchatte Ramen", a cake that looks just like ramen! Two sizes, "normal" and "large". Both are just like laughing. How do you make this "soup" and this "noodle"? I want to eat soon!
There are two types of ramen, "large serving" and "normal serving".
I'd like to rush to buy a "large serving", but this time I chose the "normal serving". I'm a little worried about carrying it for 2 hours one way. Have them put it in a solid box and gently bring it back to the office.
■ "Sword" in "Ramen"! What is its cross section?
I came back to the office with "Nanchatte Ramen". I was surprised to see my friends eating food, and then they laughed a lot. It's a really strange cake.
You guys are curious, right? I will show you the cross section of this "ramen" from now on! So, insert the knife carefully so as not to break it. This is the first time I have put a knife in "ramen".
"Nanchatte Ramen" that reproduces ramen in detail
See you! A cross section with a gentle cream color appeared. "Soup" is made of black tea jelly, "noodles" is made of Mont Blanc, and "Naruto", "char siu" and "menma" are made of Neri-kiri. Furthermore, at the bottom, there is even a black tea panna cotta, making it a very elaborate cake.
What a ramen cross section
When you finish taking the picture, use a spoon instead of chopsticks! small profit. Well, various materials are combined and I feel a rich sweetness! At first glance, it looks small. However, the satisfaction level of each bite is high, so it seems that it can be shared and enjoyed by several people. It's not just a "gag", it's a real cake taste. Umetsukido-san, I'm sorry!
■ What is the origin of ramen?
Ramen is not the only thing that has changed at Umetsukido. There are many other unusual cakes that are surprising and laughable, such as too long roll cakes and puddings in clay pots.
"Too long roll" with a length of 50 cm
Pudding in a clay pot that can be shared by a large number of people
I also found a cake that looks exactly like Totoro
Why does Umetsukido make such strange things?
When I asked the owner of the shop, he said he loves to please people. Since he trained in both Japanese and Western confectionery worlds, he seems to be able to put any ideas he can come up with into shape. At the end of last year, there was a plan to make "Nanchatte Toshikoshi soba" with "shrimp heaven" on it. It seems that he was too busy to realize it, but he seems to have more ideas to warm up, such as making jelly that imitates a fishbowl in the summer. He was a wonderful husband who carefully explained the cake while hitting the cash register himself.
In addition to unusual cakes, the shop has a variety of sweets such as beautiful cakes, cute cakes, Japanese sweets and cookies for around 100 yen. You can feel happy just by looking at it.
■ A cake shop that you should go to even if it takes 2 to 3 hours
Umetsukido is located 2 hours one way from the city center. Unfortunately, it's a difficult place to stop by. However, the cake is so attractive that many customers come to buy it for a couple of hours each way.
On a special day, give a special sweet to a special person and tell them, "I went to buy for you for a couple of hours." There is no doubt that you will be impressed.
Mother's Day and Father's Day are just around the corner. Why don't you go to Umetsukido to buy a cake for someone special? You can choose a cake that looks funny, or you can choose a beautiful orthodox cake. In any case, the taste is authentic.
"Unchanged" cakes are also on sale