The Dirty Stall

Menya Saimi

Posted on: April 24, 2017

If you’re into ramen and you’re in Sapporo, Menya Saimi always pops up as a must-visit place and it is probably one of the most popular ramen spots in Hokkaido.

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It was also highly recommended by a friend who just went there recently. I actually tried to visit them but they were closed for no reason so I had to come back another day.

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The queue kinda snakes even inside the restaurant, which as you can see isn’t very big at all. Probably waited like 20 mins.

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And here’s the long awaited bowl of ramen! Yeah it was good, very different from all the other miso ramens that I’ve tried before. There was a richness in the broth unlike anything I’ve tasted yet it wasn’t too heavy on the palate. And it felt like the ingredients were stir-fried first because there was some deep flavour notes inside.

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The bizarre thing was that Menya Saimi was closed when I left! Which means the restaurant was only open for like 2 hours for lunch. Now’s that’s pretty random.

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But hey if you love ramen and you can deal with their weird opening hours, I’d definitely recommend Menya Saimi too.

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