Nagoya have many local foods, for example, tebasaki, miso nikomi udon, hitsumabushi and so on. And recently Taiwan ramen is well-known. It’s strange ? Yes, Nagoya is Japan :p Taiwan ramen was born in Nagoya.
What is Taiwan ramen ?
Taiwan ramen is very spicy ramen developed by Misen (味仙) based on Ta-a noodles in Taiwan. So, there’s no “Taiwan ramen” in Taiwan and it is not Taiwanese food. Now it’s Nagoya’s specialty.
Now, Taiwan ramen can be eaten at many restaurants mainly in Nagoya. But it was born in Misen. The birthplace of Taiwan ramen is Misen ! There’re many branches of Misen in Nagoya, and one branch is in Nagoya station. So, we dropped in at the shop just before leaving Nagoya.
There’s not wall between the restaurant and alley. Many tables are packed in the small shop. There’re some counter seats. Because it’s in the station, it’s easy for one person to use this restaurant at dinner time, too.
As I said, Nagoya station of Misen is located inside Nagoya station outside of ticket gate. So, you don’t have to buy ticket.
Yummy foods that I had
Not only Taiwan ramen but also they have a variety of Chinese foods and some how tebasaki.
Here’s nagoya, so though they are Chinese restaurant, they have tebasaki (手羽先, 480 yen) on the menu. I didn’t have high expectation about it because I thought they aren’t specialist of tebasaki. They are Chinese restaurant. But unexpectedly it was delicious. It was spicy, so it must be good with beer ! Tebasaki is chicken wing seasoned with spicy sauce.
Their Gyoza (餃子, 480 yen) was normal. The tastes was familiar with us. Its skin was thin and inside was juicy.
And this is Taiwan ramen (台湾ラーメン, 700 yen). It looks spicy ? Yes, it’s spicy.
Chinese chives, minced pork meat, green onions, soybean sprouts, pepper and so on. Certainly, it’s similar to Tainanese noodles. Tainanese noodles isn’t spicy though.
Generally, their foods are seasoned stronger. People living in Nagoya is said to love stronger tastes. If you use Chubu international airport, there’s a branch inside the airport, too (outside restricted area).
If you want to eat Nagoya’s specialty at Misen, tebasaki and Taiwan ramen is good.
About the shop
Name in English / Misen JR Nagoya station branch
Name in Japanese / 味仙 JR名古屋駅店
Address / 1-1-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Phone / +81525810330
Open / 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Close / No scheduled
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Available
URL / Website