Nagoya : Taiwan-style ramen at Misen (味仙)

What do you imagine of local foods of Nagoya ?
Tebasaki ? Miso Nikomi udon ? Hitsumabushi ?
Well, those are wonderful. But let me show you one of the interesting Nagoya’s local foods today.

That is Taiwan ramen.

Yes. Taiwan ! Though it’s Japan. It’s Nagoya.
But it is one of their popular local food.

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What is Taiwan ramen ?

Taiwan ramen is very spicy ramen developed by Misen based on Ta-a noodles in Taiwan.
So, there’s no “Taiwan ramen” in Taiwan and it is not Taiwanese food.
It’s Nagoya’s specialty.

Now, Taiwan ramen can be eaten at many restaurants mainly in Nagoya. But it is 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, you can drop in at the shop just before leaving Nagoya.
we went to there before our bus leaving, too.

Appearance, Misen JR Nagoya station branch, Nagoya (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

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.

Where

As I said, Nagoya station of Misen is located inside Nagoya station outside of ticket gate. So, you don’t have to buy ticket.

Our foods

We already ate too much, so we had light meal. It was our whole meal.

Whole view of our dinner, Misen JR Nagoya station branch, Nagoya (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Misen is Chinese foods restaurant, but here is Nagoya.
They serve tebasaki (手羽先, 480 yen) that is popular local foods of Nagoya.
Truthfully speaking, 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. Now I think they are also specialist of Tebasaki. It was spicy, so it must be good with beer !

Tebasaki, Misen JR Nagoya station branch, Nagoya (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Tebasaki is chicken wing seasoned with spicy sauce.There’re so many tebasaki-flavor snacks sold at souvenir shops in Nagoya. Also inside Nagoya station, too !

Their Gyoza (餃子, 480 yen) was normal.The tastes was familiar with us.
Not only Taiwan ramen but also they serve various Chinese foods.

Gyoza, Misen JR Nagoya station branch, Nagoya (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

And this is Taiwan ramen (台湾ラーメン, 700 yen).

Taiwan-style ramen, Misen JR Nagoya station branch, Nagoya (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Chinese chives, minced pork meat, green onions, soybean sprouts, pepper and so on. you might think it’s not so spicy from its looking, but it was very spicy. Be careful 🙁

Noodles of Taiwan-style ramen, Misen JR Nagoya station branch, Nagoya (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Generally, their foods are seasoned stronger. People living in Nagoya love stronger tastes 🙂
If you use Chubu international airport, there’s a branch inside the airport, too (outside restricted area).

There’s a new branch in Kanda of Tokyo. So you can enjoy local Taiwan ramen in Tokyo, too.

About Misen JR Nagoya station branch (味仙 JR名古屋駅店)

Address / 1-1-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi
Phone / 052-581-0330

Open / 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Close / No scheduled

Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Available
SMoking / Not permitted
Website / http://www.misen.ne.jp/(in Japanese only)

 

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