Hello everyone! Another little food post today.
One thing I love about Tatebayashi is the abundance of delicious, hand-made ramen noodle shops! There are several close to us (one of which, Kanemasa, is literally a two minute walk down the street from our apartment).
Probably my favourite ramen shop in town is Sobo Gochiya. It’s a lovely restaurant, beautiful inside, and, despite its upscale-feel, the prices are very reasonable!
My favourite ramen to order is shio chashu-men, or salt broth ramen with braised pork. It’s so good! I think the reason Gochiya is my favourite place to eat ramen is that the texture of the noodles, pork, and bamboo shoots go together so nicely.
One thing I love about Paul? He doesn’t always like the same foods as me! So I get to eat his bamboo shoots. (They’re called menma in Japanese, and I always order extra!) I’m not sure why I like them so much, and I don’t know that I’ve ever had them before Japan; I just know that I love the chewy-crunchy texture, and that they really take on the flavour of the broth.
Look at that broth! So tasty!
I love this place! If you’re ever in Tatebayashi and craving some fresh, handmade ramen, check out Sobo Gochiya! You can find their information on their Tabelog page.