Kyoto ramen Specialty restaurant “Waraku”.
Menya Waraku is a Chinese noodle restaurant located on Miyagi Odori in Urasoe City.
This restaurant serves “Kyoto Ramen”, which is rare in Okinawa, and is located in a corner of a residential area in Urasoe.
What is “Kyoto Ramen” like ? I had no idea about that kind of ramen, so I checked it online, then I found that the famous nationwide chain Tenkaippin is the tipical Kyoto ramen restaurant.
Wasn’t it something like Chinese noodle? Some image comes up inside of me like that, but I can’t say for sure.
Some website indicate that the characteristics of Kyoto ramen are chicken bone soup, light soy sauce Kaeshi, pork back fat, and Kujo green onions.
When I tried to combine the characteristics in my head, I thought it was the very basic Chinese noodle, as I guessed.
Well, Anyway, if we eat it, we’ll find out what “Kyoto ramen” is.
In front of the shop, there is a guide board of business hours.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays other than national holidays,
Weekdays are open from 11:00 to 15:00 and 18:00 to 21:00 at night.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are open only for lunch time.
However, regardless of business hours, the business will end as soon as the soup runs out.
Information on parking lot under the information on business hours.
Eight cars can be parked together include the parking lot dedicated to light vehicles.
When we entered the store, there were 7 counter seats. Already full.
Waiting seat behind it.
There are 2 table seats for 4 people.
We came at noon on a Sunday, and luckily we were able to sit at a table which customers were just to leave.
Since it is a Covid-19 misfortune, we enter the restaurant after measuring the body temperature to make sure we are not infected.
This is the new normal in Japan.
There is such a cute handwritten menu on the table,
・Chinese noodles (regular/large) …chicken soup.
・Meat Chinese noodles (regular/large) …chicken soup.
・Shiosai (regular/large) …seafood soup.
A simple menu with only 3 dishes.
On the back of the menu is a proposal for a creative menu that you can make yourself called “Warakumeshi.”
In addition to pepper and shichimi, seasonings such as vinegar, garlic, and soba sauce are prepared on the table.
Originally, chive condiments and koregusu(Okinawan chili sauce made of chilis infused in awamori rice spirit) are also placed.
Until a while ago, they used to offer Chinese noodles for 600 yen, but due to the soaring prices of various ingredients, it is now 650 yen.
The rule is to put the bowl on the counter by yourself when you have finished eating.
Wow, the price will be raised by 50 yen again from August.
… Well, prices are rising so much that it’s in the news every day…
Toilets are a particular concern in restaurants. They’re doing it right.
After waiting for about 15 minutes, the first Chinese noodle served out from the counter.
Chinese noodles at “Menya Waraku”.
Meat Chinese noodles large (900yen).
Thin char siu is spread and Kujo green onion under it. Pork back fat floats, chicken base soy sauce soup. some chili peppers here and there.
Hmmm, This is exactly the Kyoto ramen as described.
Meat Chinese noodles regular (800yen).
Thin noodles are also characteristic of Kyoto ramen.
Shiosai regular (750yen).
The ramen is topped with yuzu peel, seaweed and plenty of dried shrimp.
Perhaps because of the yuzu, it has a slightly sour taste.
A piece of Take-out “garlic”.
We ate the soup to the last drop.
The vessel is also orthodox.
The proprietress was fine and the taste was orthodox “Chinese noodle restaurant”.
Of course, “Tsudo Ramen“, which is famous for its creative cuisine, is good, but the traditional Chinese noodles are also delicious.