This is an actual Ramen House! Ex-kick boxer Nakamura-san prepares milky chicken ramen in the comfort of his home in Nakagawa, just outside of Fukuoka City.
Ramen House – The Real Thing
People throw around the phrase “ramen house” a lot. But Nakamura-san’s Oshino Bimen Dokoro Nakamulab is exactly that – a ramen house. It’s reservation only too.
There are both tables and counter seats inside. If you’re seated at the counter, you get a great view of Nakamura-san in the kitchen working his magic.
Cappuccino Chicken Ramen
The house speciality is a frothy chicken ramen that’s snow white in color. The cappuccino-like layer at the top makes way for a milky chicken broth (Tori Paitan) below. There’s a sweet aftertaste from the seasoning too.
The lemon and dried tomato toppings send little acidic shockwaves through the creamy broth. The low-temp cooked pork chashu slice is divine – it’s the the bright pink island poking out of the soup.
Thin noodles match up well with modernly tasty ramen (“Tori Paitan Soba”).
Lighter Soy Sauce Ramen
He also serves two other ramen, including a lighter “Wafu Shoyu Soba”. This bowl is also powered by a sweeter, local shoyu (soy sauce). The primarily chicken soup is sticky rich with a beautiful flavor.
The toppings are different. You have komatsuna (Japanese spinach), slow-cooked pork and chicken chashu slices. The last ramen on offer is a spicier tantanmen (dan dan noodles). I have yet to try this one but I’m sure I’ll be back.
Overall, this ramen house is one thoroughly enjoyable experience. It doesn’t get cozier than this!