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Karamen

Karamen

Before I talk about Karamen, can you take the heat? Are you a spicy food lover like me? If you are then this is a great dish for you! If you're not, they have a level system so doesn't matter if you can take a little heat to nothing at all they cater to everyone's taste. So what is this Karamen? If you directly transliterate the word, "Kara" means spicy and "men" means noodles. This isn't just an ordinary bowl of spicy noodles but a special one since you can choose the spiciness from level 0 all the way 25. Along with the hot and spicy soup they use eggs, garlic and green onions to enhance the flavour. The egg is put into the soup with the egg drop style so it helps out a little bit to bring down the spice level. The noodles which they use isn't just some Chinese ramen noodles where you can find anywhere in Japan but a special konyaku like noodles. This type of noodle gives you that soft crunchiness which balances well with the hot and spicy broth. The garlic and green onions are soft from being simmered in that amazing broth which enhances their flavour. If you like noodles and find yourself traveling to this region of Japan then I would really recommend trying this dish! Of course you might find it in other parts of Japan but eating it where it originates from is a whole different kind of experience!

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Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 18:05 Archived in Japan Tagged landscapes waterfalls sunsets_and_sunrises mountains lakes people planes boats osaka food water park hiking japan history travel mountain green city cuisine chicken kamakura hakuba cabbage kobe yakiniku hokkaido soup beef fukuoka otaru sapporo eat onsen shrimp mythology pork gourmet bowl kyushu noodles shikoku kanazawa uwajima oysters genghis shabu ramen spicy matsushima fukushima niseko matsuyama hakodate dejima miyazaki nipponbashi tsuzumimon shinsaibashi genghis_khan furano asahikawa yamaguchi shimonoseki spring_onions delicacy crunchy nightview broth motsu small_intestine hokuriku obihiro muroran ehime soul_food nobeoka takachiho karamen Comments (0)

Sara-udon

Sara-udon

In Nagasaki prefecture there is a mysterious dish called Sara-udon. Though this dish seems to be everywhere you go in Nagasaki, the easiest place to find it will be the Chinatown in Nagasaki city. This dish consists of noodles covered in a clear-whitish ankake sauce with seafood, veggies, pork and kamaboko. If you think of it, it kind of resembles another dish in Chinese cuisine called the Cantonese-style Chow Mein. The only difference between this dish and the Cantonese-style Chow Mein is that you can choose your noodles. There are two types of noodles you could choose from, number one is a thick type noodle (champon noodles) while the other one is a thin and crunchy type noodle. Though the default is the thin and crunchy type, some local Nagasaki people like the thick type noodles more. The correct way to devour this delicacy is to pour worcester sauce over it first then eat it. A lot of tourists over look this dish because they think of Japan as only famous for sushi (sashimi), ramen and kobe beef. However this is not true. There is more to Japanese cuisine than just sushi, sashimi, ramen and kobe beef and this dish here is one full of taste and history. If you drop by Nagasaki, this dish is a must try.

Sara-udon I had in one of the restaurant in Nagasaki's Chinatown.

Sara-udon I had in one of the restaurant in Nagasaki's Chinatown.

Posted by Ohana_Matsumae 05:32 Archived in Japan Tagged fish fishing mountain white port nagasaki cabbage seafood kobe beef tram vegetables atomic bomb shrimp sushi pork prawns fat kyushu noodles ramen sashimi thick worcester sauce veggies dejima inasa thin castella crunchy nightview beansprouts ankake kamaboko Comments (0)

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