My friends who sent me photos of Aoi's Curry Udon and had also helped me with my Hokkaburi post last had sent me these of Min Min Ramen (みんみんラーメン) yesterday. They were so wonderful that with permission I had to share.
To eat at Min Min Ramen is not as simple as wishing you were in Japan or Tokyo. Because once there you will have to trek out through many twists and turns of small local roads to reach your destination of HachiOji.
When finally there you are greeted with this close to dilapidated structure.
And a line out of course. Lines are proof of something special happening inside.
A quick tuck under the Noren and through the sliding doors.. (がらがらがら)
Reveals the rather spartan stage where all the magic happens..
The giant in the photo is supposedly Koto-oushu, a famous Sumo wrestler.
On to the food..
Explained extra Menma (Pickled Bamboo Shoots). Get me a bowl of rice quick! :)
Extra Tama Negi (White Onion). Min Min seems to be known for using finely shredded regular onion and not the usual Naga Negi (Japanese Green Onion). Either way, I'm wondering what that yummy looking sauce over it is..
Ugh, I can't believe I'm getting hungry by a photo of sliced onions.. haha. But finally..
Min Min's Tokudai (double portion) Shoyu Ramen.