Fujimaki Gekijyo ramen

For those of you who’ve been complaining about the cost of some of Mizuki’s ramen dishes, this article is dedicated to you.

Shoichi Fujimaki, the owner/chef of Tokyo’s Fujimaki Gekijyo is planning to open a restaurant in L.A. by this August. The star of the restaurant? His “Five-Taste Imperial Blend,” a 10,000 yen bowl of ramen (appx $110 American dollars…or more like about 150 bucks come August, the way the yen’s been appreciating). The ramen has over 20 ingredients and takes over 3 days to prepare.

The Reuters article quotes one customer: “It’s certainly expensive, however, I think that it is sometimes better to come here and spend ten thousand yen than to go to another place and spend a thousand, ten times,” said Hideko Furusawa, a 49-year-old diner.

Since you put it that way…um…yeah…I totally agree…

I’m not sure if it’s the same ramen pictured here, but wow…that’s a small bowl.

Better start saving up, boys and girls!

via stick a fork in it

3/16: Grainy photo and video added. Even though the video is in English (horrible horrible sound quality though) and appears to be from Indian tv, they didn’t bother translating any of the Japanese. Go figure.

4 thoughts on “$110 ramen anyone?”

  1. @Brian: aw come on! šŸ˜‰ It sounded tempting, but now that I’ve seen the video…it’s literally just noodles and soup, with some…cilantro(?) as the only topping…I don’t know…

  2. Hi edjusted.. Did you get the chance to check out Santouka’s tsukemen last weekend in Mitsuwa Costa Mesa? I had too much going on and couldn’t make the drive up.

  3. @Dennis: Yeah, I did. But I went on Sunday and didn’t have time to post the review right away so I thought “what’s the use.” šŸ˜› But it was just decent. I don’t think you missed much.

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