So the first permanent store that offers Kitakata style ramen (喜多方ラーメン) has arrived, and surprise surprise, it is also on the now world famous Tang Lung ‘Ramen’ St. yet inside the V Point complex. Said to be the recipe from Anzaki-san (安蒜浩史) having a shop with the same name back in Chiba, the clear yet tasty pork broth and flat noodles are indeed classic of its style. The resident chef Takahashi-san (高橋恒則), on the otherhand, has been an apprentice of his father, a Utsunomiya gyoza specialist, since he was 16 and had some clear influence by Sino-Japanese cuisine as one can see from the menu. Nice and comfy ambience for a ramen drinking place and last but not least, it opens till 3 AM everyday except Sunday!!! Certainly not too shabby as a replacement of the mysteriously disappeared Ippudo-backed hakata black shoyu ramen joint.
(Note: The shop is now closed – September 2017)