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Japan Yokohama Motomachi Ramen

10 November 2017

Ready for action

After 3 or so days of ill health and recovery, I declare myself back to mountain fitness.
Unfortunately, I cant climb a mountain at night, too many hungry bears, so tonight, I went to Motomachi.
I saw other places in lesser cities called Motomachi, so I thought maybe it means something, I still dont know, I think its just a name, when I google it, all the hits are for Yokohama Motomachi, which even gets its own wikipedia article -

'Motomachi is a district of Naka Ward in Yokohama, Japan, located immediately west of Yamate and east of Chinatown. It consists mainly of the Motomachi Shopping Street, a five-block long stretch of boutiques and shops, well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, original fashion, and Western influence.'

I agree with the article. My mother (and only reader) should pay careful attention, assuming you havent been here already. You would like all the little boutiques and bakeries along here.

And now as I type this, we have the sumo technical analysis on tv, complete with graphics and a panel of experts. This features super super high definition slow motion footage whilst all the experts make ooooghhh aaawwwww noises.
The noises are nothing though, I can clearly see one sumo guys asshole, and another guys scrotum, within one minute of viewing. Such an elegant sport.
I had to change channels, next we get the women eating giant mouthfuls of food whilst wearing too much lipstick show. Also featuring high definition slow motion. Thats the entire show! No commentary, no discussion of what they are eating, just cutting to different closeups of stuffing giant amounts of food into well groomed mouth holes.

Time to head back to the main state broadcaster, who is showing the world ice sweeping (curling) championships. I enjoy the frantic commentary.

Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - The entry to Motomachi street, with golden eagle.

The entry to Motomachi street, with golden eagle.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - I first walked away from the main area, to check out the poor end of the street, still quite nice.

I first walked away from the main area, to check out the poor end of the street, still quite nice.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - There are lots and lots of dedicated little shops along here. This one sells every kind of honey, honey related products, and honey themed accessories

There are lots and lots of dedicated little shops along here.
This one sells every kind of honey, honey related products, and honey themed accessories. In addition to honey they also sell pictures of bees.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - I do not think they can open this store in Australia without changing the name first, although we do still have coon cheese.

I do not think they can open this store in Australia without changing the name first, although we do still have coon cheese.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - The main part of Motomachi is nicely lit up, dont let the swarovski store fool you, its mainly independent stores.

The main part of Motomachi is nicely lit up, dont let the swarovski store fool you, its mainly independent stores.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - There are lots and lots of shoe shops. Hence the golden shoe. Some of the shoe shops seem to be making the shoes, not just selling them.

There are lots and lots of shoe shops. Hence the golden shoe. Some of the shoe shops seem to be making the shoes, not just selling them.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - RAMEN TIME! And it was amazingly good ramen. A new winner for best of the trip so far. I dont know what the flavour base was, maybe a mixture, includi

RAMEN TIME! And it was amazingly good ramen. A new winner for best of the trip so far. I dont know what the flavour base was, maybe a mixture, including chilli. The huge amount of vegetables, some of them pickled, made it great.
The pork was also crispy on the edges, very very good. Finally, the noodles were hand cut rectangular almost Taiwanese style.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - I liked this Ramen so much I took a photo of the outside of the shop to remember if I ever come here again. As you can see they mainly serve the one t

I liked this Ramen so much I took a photo of the outside of the shop to remember if I ever come here again.
As you can see they mainly serve the one thing, every picture on the shop is of that one Ramen dish which I was I ordered, 760 yen including tax, great value!


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - Xiao Long Bao man is here to save us all with soupy pork filled brain.

Xiao Long Bao man is here to save us all with soupy pork filled brain.


Japan-Yokohama-Motomachi-Ramen - And to add a series of different colors to the web page, heres a random fish tank. It is inside a banks little night room where they have a row of ATM

And to add a series of different colors to the web page, heres a random fish tank. It is inside a banks little night room where they have a row of ATM's.


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