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Sunday, May 26, 2013

NERIMA: Hanaichi Ramen... Super friendly Single Mother Ramen Chef :)

In search of a great ramen spot in Nerima and came across Hanaichi via the Nerima Ramen Rankings...  Hanaichi is from the chef's daughters name "Hana-chan."

Free tiny ramen and juice for kids below elementary school...

Free ice cold tea

L shaped counter seating and in the back there is a small section with tatami style seating... noticed a few mothers with little kids in that area.

Slowly I started to notice little hints that the female ramen chef probably owns this place... Heart shaped toothpick holder.


Wasabi Charsiu Bowl looked tasty

Two basic Shio choices... Ramen or Tsukemen.

There it is! My 680yen Shio-Ramen... 

Melty charsiu that is grilled with a flame thrower thingy

You have the option to order "Hoso-men" (thin noodles) or "Futo-men" (thick noodles).  I'm a huge fan of chewy think noodles...

You can upgrade the amount of noodles for a few yen.

Overall this place was just so friendly and warm... the chef was so extremely polite, the ramen had a great rich flavor and just felt like I was eating ramen with made with love.  I'll definitely go back to support my very first ever female ramen chef spot.

Ramen shop was featured on TV (8.7.2013)

At one time this place was operated as a husband and wife team but two years ago they got divorced and the wife took over the ramen shop. http://ramen151e.blog71.fc2.com/blog-entry-472.html

Restaurant: Hanaichi Ramen
Address J: 東京都練馬区練馬2-2-18 ハイツ練馬 1F
Address E: Tokyo, Nerima-ku, Nerima 2-2-18
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