If you're a ramen head, this is one bowl of luxurious ramen that you've got to add to your to-eat list. The umami-filled bowl is topped with juicy sous vide-cooked duck and chicken chashu, delicious menma, and a big slice of premium wagyu that slowly melts into the soup. Yum.
Next Time You're in Ginza, Head to re:Dine For This Beauty of a Ramen
This is probably going to be one of the more expensive bowls of ramen you'll ever eat, but trust me, it's worth the ¥1,500! It's one of the most luxurious bowls of ramen found anywhere, served in a wide-rimmed bowl and filled with expensive ingredients including duck chashu, porcini oil, and of course, premium wagyu.
The thinly-cut slice of wagyu is put onto the ramen while still raw, but it begins to cook ever so slightly from the heat of the soup as it sits there, almost like shabu shabu. When you take a bite, it melts into your mouth, leaving a heavenly umami-filled beefy flavor on your tongue.
The beef definitely steals the show, but the rest of the ramen is amazing in its own right. The beautiful golden soup is made with clams, a whole chicken, dried sardines, konbu, and porcini. The finishing touch is duck oil and porcini oil, which gives it its luxurious and deep taste. A small dish of oil is served with the ramen, and you can add as much as you please to give it an even deeper taste. The noodles are made by a famous local noodle maker and are the perfect thickness to complement the fairly light soup. It's clear that everything was carefully thought out when creating this dish, and harmony of the flavors and various textures of the toppings is exquisite.
Ginza's luxurious wagyu ramen can be found inside re:Dine Ginza, a fairly new chef co-working restaurant located right down the street from the new Muji Ginza store. It's on the 9th floor of the Namikikan building, so it can be a bit tricky to spot from the outside, but is worth searching for!
Next time you're out in Ginza doing some shopping, stop by to try it out!