Ice Cream Ramen

Sure sure you might be saying “Only in Tokyo” but you should be saying “Only in Japan” because there’s crazy stuff all over the place. Anyway there’s a restaurant in Tokyo that has created the ultimate ramen + desert in one package. Looks simple enough. Take some ramen (ラーメン), add some ice cream (アイスクリーム), and then eat as much as you can before puking. Nice! You can hit up this dish at a local ramen shop called “Kikuya” by taking a 15 minute walk north Kitasenjyu Station in Tokyo. If you want ramen it up and need to find Kikuya ASAP! To help you get lost I’ll include a map of Kitasenjyu Station (might not work) and I think this is a map showing where Kikuya  is located.

Address: 10-3 Senjuookawa-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00-15:00, 17:00-20:00 Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Monday)

That flavors can you expect? Vanilla Ice Cream Ramen, Chocolate Ramen, and every bodies favorite… Green Tea Ramen (LIKE WHOA!) Something to remember is that ice cream ramen could be a limtied summer time edition this year (like I heard it was last year) and if you show up too late in the season you might end up with some Coffee Ramen (a.k.a. kohii gyunyu ramen). Other items on the menu include white ramen (yogurt), red ramen (tomato), natto ramen, milk ramen, hot cocoa ramen, pork kimchi ramen, and other crazy combinations. Regular ramen is 500 Yen but if you choose that option I’m sure people will look at you funny.

Here’s a review if you can read Japanese (a friend gave me the link). I found out about this restaurant from this blog (it’s in Japanese too). He seems to only visit strange restaurants and post about his past crazy experiences so check it out. Here’s a quick review taking from the blog about the restaurant.

変り種ラーメン満載!白汁ラーメン(ヨーグルト)、黄汁ラーメン(ウコン)、青汁ラーメン(ケール)、赤汁ラーメン(トマト)、納豆ラーメン、牛乳ラーメン、珈琲牛乳ラーメン、ココアラーメン、カルビラーメン、豚キムチラーメン、エビチリメン、アゲヤキメンなどがある。すべてを食べた人って店主だけなんじゃないの?ちなみに、アゲヤキメンとは固焼きそばのように、揚げた麺が入る。暇があると一生懸命、麺に体重を乗せて縮れさせていた。メニューの多さも努力の賜物なのか・・・。

ラーメン 注文品:ラーメン¥500

変り種ラーメンをたくさん出すわりには悪くないが、ちょっとインスタントチック。しっかりと縮れた麺も茹で方が悪いのかかなりまずい。大きい海苔はスープがしみこんでも崩れないため、食べるときはちょっと大きさが気になった。チャーシューは柔らかく旨いね。

If you eat this, come back and let me know!

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21 Responses to “Ice Cream Ramen”

  1. Badariah says:

    I am in tokyo right now, staying in Shibuya. Too bad I am leaving for Aizu tomorrow or I would check this restaurant out!

  2. ina says:

    oooo…. maybe we’ll check it out next time we set fot to Tokyo

  3. mmmm.. looks weird and i like it! :)

  4. Steve says:

    japaneseparadise – If you hit it up let me know!

  5. Tim says:

    That looks revolting. I’d like to try it drunk though.

  6. Steve says:

    Tim – Drunk? My god man! I wouldn’t be able to take it. It would be ice cream ramen going down, then ice cream ramen coming up.

  7. gorgina says:

    ewww I thought it would be fried ramen sprinkled over ice cream, not a whole ice cream cone dumped in ramen soup! It looks like they were doing dishes and just threw the ice cream in the leftover soup.

  8. tony says:

    Who runs this place ? A bunch of hikkikomori geeks or some neets ?
    That’s the stupidest think I ever heard. Ice cream ramen !

  9. David Vasta says:

    WOW – That look awful, I am still intrigued by it….I love ramen, but the traditional kind, I am not sure I would ever think to put ice cream in it. It kind of looks like a mistake, on day at the Japanese version of Dairy Queen, and while serving the main say, RAMEN lunch, the dropped in an ICE CREAM cone to which every gasp, then the person taking the RAMEN lunch, said that’s OK, I’m hungry I’ll take it and decided it was good them opened up his store combining the two tastes….with EGG no less.

    Would love to try it….at least once

  10. Steve says:

    David – LOL! Sounds like the old school Reeses commercial.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=JWMM7HPeTHQ

  11. Rachel says:

    Just found this blog by accident.
    I live in Tokyo and have been to Kikuya a handful of times.
    They serve a lot of seasonal ramen. This season they are doing pumpkin ramen for Halloween. Its actually quite good.
    I’ll have to keep a look out for the ice cream ramen next season. Though it looks disgusting.

  12. celina says:

    well, i wouldn’t mind trying it lol. In a way it’s like cream soup. the ice cream would be the cream and the cone…crackers? haha.

  13. verine says:

    wah, i just clicked in ur blog by accidently… wonder how it’s taste. i would to try someday…

  14. Janet says:

    LOL WOAHHH i wanna try it at least once XD

  15. Steve says:

    @Rachel: I bet pumpkin flavored is pretty good. I wasn’t expecting this but I’ve eaten more pumpkin in Japan than in my entire life (excluding pumpkin pies).

    @verine: You should try it!

    @Janet:
    Step 1) Make some ramen.
    Step 2) Dump ice cream in it.
    Step 3) Eat it.
    Step 4) Come back and let us know what you thought!

  16. Kisa says:

    Okay.
    I’m crazy, but.. I just may try this..
    though I wont have soft serve ice cream.. and maybe not the cone?… okay, maybe I’ll even go for the cone.
    Even if I don’t like ice cream cone.
    Off to get some vanilla ice cream, and use a package of Ramen..
    no way would I try it with Udon though!

  17. cherrysoftness says:

    Hi :)

    I’ve been in Japan a few times and I’ve never tried this, but based on all the”weird” food combinations I’ve had there, odds are this won’t be bad at all. Every time I find a strange combination of food (they love new and innovative food, they really do, and really go all out with the experimenting), when I try it, it’s actual well-thought out and great.

    My guess is that this isn’t just any ramen… it’s probably flavored and designed to taste good with ice cream, considering that ice cream is really just creamy sweet milk when it melts into the steaming hot ramen. The resulting taste could be a mildly sweetened and creamy soup – if you think about it, it will be like chicken noodle soup, ne, if the ramen is chicken stock based? Anyway I wouldn’t put it past Japan to make something like this taste good :)

  18. boby says:

    ice-cream ramen? That’s for pregnant ladies i guess.

  19. Meglio says:

    I like your post, many thanks for the information :)

  20. That’s crazy and it sells? Wow this place is fantastic! I love the strange! I’m definitely looking up this place online just to see and know more. It seems like there is everything for everyone there.

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