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ラーメンうまし:ラーメン二郎 Ramen tastes good: Ramen Shop Jiro


 I went to the Kanto region the other day. There was a type of ramen I’d been wanting to eat so I gave it a try. It was a kind of ramen called Jiro. The more I saw that ramen on TV or SNS, the more I wanted to give it a try. I heard that there are a few ramen shops that serve this sort of ramen in Nagasaki.



 The ramen shop where my friend took me was “Ramen Jiro”, the original shop. There was a line up in front of the shop as I had thought there would be. Trying to slow myself down, I patiently waited for 20 minutes. Then I finally entered the shop and pushed the “Large” button on the ticket machine in spite of myself. After that, one of the employees asked us to show our tickets, so we did, and I shrank back when I found that all the customers excep my friend and I had chosen “small”. The employee said, “It’s definitely large. Are you all right?”. I said, “OK”, feeling myself blushing. “Huh? Is that small?”, I was overwhelmed when I saw what the “small” portion was like. I had no choice but to resign myself to the situation.


 “With a triple portion of Nin-niku (garlic) and Yasai (vegetables)!” somebody said that out loud, but I just said, “Just Garlic, double”. I was ashamed of myself because I couldn’t say what I really wanted to, “A triple portion of Yasai!”, being afraid of what the “large” portion would be like. The amount of the “Large” portion was, in fact, as large as I thought it would be.



 A mouthful of soup made me smile with the tastiness. Thick but soft roast pork was my favorite, too. The extremely thick noodles hold the soup well. I dug into it. However, I felt that I was already full when I finished only the first half of it as I had been afraid so. I tried more but I couldn’t eat another bite. I ended up leaving the ramen shop in a hurry just saying, “I'm sorry”. I somehow felt dazzled when I saw my friend finished hi ramen and came out of the shop in a leisurely way.   


 I’m going to push the “small” button without any hesitation next time. Then I’m going to say it out loud that the most beautiful expression for me to say now; “With a triple portion of garlic and vegetables!”.