Fascination and features of Ramen Jiro

One of the specialty and fascination of Ramen Jiro is its overwhelming volume.

Even with the “small” serving, the noodle weighs over 300 g.

On top of that, it comes with boiled sprout and cabbage, and big chunk of barbeque pork.

 

The total calories are:

・Ramen: approx. 1500 kcal
・Ramen with single BBQ pork: approx. 1600 kcal
・Ramen with double BBQ pork: approx. 2000 kcal

 

Enough calories required for an adult female can be taken just with a bowl of the ramen.
One of the reasons for creating more and more Jirorian (Jiro fanatics) is the junk food essence of the ramen.

Also, the self-made noodle, rich pork broth and soya sauce based soup, free toppings, BBQ pork are the must know information when you talk about Ramen Jiro so I will walk you through it.

 

What is Ramen Jiro in Tokyo? Japanese popular noodles
Ramen Jiro All Shop and Open hours, days closed, access,
Fascination and features of Ramen Jiro
Things to prepare before going to Ramen Jiro
Manners and rules at Ramen Jiro
Eating ways (manners) and call outs (magic words) at Ramen jiro
How to eat it (manner) at Ramen jiro

Super thick self-made noodle

As a rule, Jiro direct subsidiary shops are required to use the self-made noodle.
The noodle is made with Nissin flour added with carbonated water.

The noodles of Jiro compared to other shops are very thick, strong flavor of wheat, and very chewable thickness. And, needless to say, comes with massive volume.

 

Small serving per ramen: approx. 300g
Large serving per ramen: approx. 450g – 500g
(Differ in shops)

 

Since it just is massive volume, if you have small appetite or not confident in eating it all, you should let the staff know you want “small serving of noodle” or “half a bowl for the noodle”

Rich pork broth and soya sauce based soup

The soup is made by boiling pork broth and large quantities of pork meat together in a pot for a long time. There, good taste of meat gets blended in to create the rich flavor.

In that, pork fat gets mixed and hence you will see so much pork fat and that is one of the features of the soup.

On top of that, they use specially made Kaneshi soy sauce to add deepness to the taste.

Since Jiro has so many peculiar urban myth and local rules, you might have a question such as,

“Do we have to drink up all the soup at Ramen Jiro?”

At Jiro, they do not recommend you to drink all the soup either as it might be too much intake of chemical ingredients, fat or salt.

But if you want to, by all means.

Even not all the Jirorians drink all the soup either.
It’s all up to you.

Free extra toppings: vegetable, garlic, fat, saltier

At Jiro, after purchasing the ticket with an order and your turn to take the seat, the staff will ask you if you want any extra toppings.

 

There are 4 basic toppings:

Yasai (Vegetable): more vegetables?
Ninnniku (garlic): more garlic?
Abura (fat): extra fat
Karame (saltier): make the taste of soup thicker?

 

When the bowl of ramen is ready, the staff will ask you if you want more garlic.

This means “do you want extra garlic and other toppings?”

So if you want any extra toppings this is the time you say it.

If you want extra topping with the regular amount, you just name what you want such as vegetable, garlic, fat, or saltier.

 

But if you want more of the toppings:

Mashi (little bit more than the regular amount)
Mashi-mashi (double the amount)
Chomoranma (another name for mount Everest: triple the amount)

 

By calling out the above words, you will be able to select the amount for your toppings.

There are many Jirorians who has their own likings of the toppings.
They create their own special bowl.

But if you are a first timer,

 

“Do you want extra garlic and other toppings?”

Tell them “regular” or just say “please”.

You will be ok.

 

You will know the standard for the amount at the particular shop when you go once.
So try ordering extra toppings after the second time.

Deliciousness of BBQ pork

Thick flavor and soft food feeling of the BBQ pork is another outstanding point about Jiro.
The grilled pork is very popular for its softness which literally melts in your mouth and flavor soaked in the pork.

It depends on the shop and by the day,

If you have a hit of pork of the day it surely melts in your mouth and you will feel happy for rest of the day.

 

“Big chunk of soft BBQ pork edge was in it! Other pork was all juicy too!”
“I hit the pork of the day at Kannai shop! Yay!”
“Hibarigaoka Jiro shop was just delicious. I had pork of the day.”
“I could eat deliciously the ramen without garlic. I also had pork of the day!”
“Pork of the day was just goddess, its still repeating in my mouth”

 

Such words fly back and forth across the internet.
Although, it differs daily, you will dance for joy when you hit pork of the day.

That’s another one of Jiro magic.

 

What is Ramen Jiro in Tokyo? Japanese popular noodles
Ramen Jiro All Shop and Open hours, days closed, access,
Fascination and features of Ramen Jiro
Things to prepare before going to Ramen Jiro
Manners and rules at Ramen Jiro
Eating ways (manners) and call outs (magic words) at Ramen jiro
How to eat it (manner) at Ramen jiro

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