Honorable Rat has covered a couple of places that serve up ramen in Tokyo Disney Resort. We've reviewed Ippudo Ramen in Ikspiari. We've also reviewed China Voyager in Tokyo Disneyland. You could have already guessed that ramen is one of my favorite Japanese food. Ramen to me is like spinach to Popeye. Without it, I am only half the man that I am. I need to have it, at least once a week, to keep me strong and sane. This time we visit Shinkenshoubu Ramen in Ikspiari Kitchen, in Ikspiari.
There are many different types of ramen available in Japan. I'm not going to go into detail with each and every one of them. If you would like to find out more, do check out Lucky Peach's Guide to the Regional Ramen of Japan. I find this guide to be accurate and informative.
The menu above will look alien to most of you out there. Don't worry about that. I've been living in Japan for 2 years and it looks alien to me too. All those characters give me a headache. At times like this, we call upon the services of Wife-Chan. With the help of Wife-Chan, let's break this menu down.
First off, we have Miso Ramen at the top of the menu. That's the one in yellow. Prices on the left are for regular sized ramen and the prices on the right are for "Oomori". "Oomori" stands for "a large serving". Basically it's an upsize. Now let's travel down, vertically through that menu. The top price is for a regular bowl of ramen. Right below that, we have ramen with egg and the one below that is ramen with an extra serving of char siu. This pattern remains the same for the other 2 types of ramen.
Next, we have Shoyu ramen. Shoyu Ramen is highlighted in green on the menu and finally we have Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen. That's the one in red. That's it, folks! See, that wasn't so hard! Thank you Wife-Chan!
I've tried all 3 types of ramen on the menu and I must say that my favorite is the Kuradashi Miso Ramen. I love that it has corn in it, which adds to the flavor. The soup base is rich and salty. The corn adds some crunch and it's sweet. That made me wanna stand up and dance. I didn't though, because I wanted to focus on my meal. So, I just danced in my chair with my mouth full. I call it the Honorable Chair Dance. One day, I'll take a video and YouTube it. You'll be able to learn some sick dance moves from me. I highly recommend that you try this dish when you visit Shinkenshoubu Ramen.
Being spoiled for choice, which ramen joint should you dine in when visiting Tokyo Disney Resort? I'm going to give you some Honorable advice right now.
If you are visiting Tokyo Disneyland, there's no better place to get your ramen than China Voyager. In fact, it's the only place where you can get ramen in Tokyo Disneyland, but it's okay because China Voyager serves up good ramen.
The best Tonkotsu Ramen around Tokyo Disney Resort can be found in Ippudo Ramen. If you want to try Tonkotsu ramen, that would be my recommendation.
For value, Shinkenshoubu is the best. For that price, you get a bowl of ramen that will make you want to do the Honorable Chair Dance Now, that's something.
Honorable Rating: Mmm, This is Good (4/5)