Blue Ramen Served up in Tokyo
In a city with seemingly more ramen restaurants than people, crafty ramen masters have been coming up with new and exciting takes on the traditional noodle dish. About a year ago the owner of Kipposhi, a small ramen joint near the Tokyo Sky Tree, sat pondering – he wanted to create something beautiful. A dish that would please all the senses… something magical.
That day Blue Ramen was born.
It looks like something out of this world, yet has the taste of a craft that has been perfected and passed down through generations – a unique mix of tradition and modernity. Just two days after introducing blue ramen as a menu item, it had become a trending topic in Japan. Blue ramen was a massive success.
Koizumi, the creator of blue ramen, couldn’t be happier. He had created a dish to please the purist’s taste buds, complete with an Instagram fresh aesthetic never seen before in Japan’s capital.
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Now tourists and Japanese nationals alike flock to Kipposhi to try some magical blue ramen for themselves. Koizumi wont say exactly what he does to give the ramen its mystic baby blue colour, but claims it is a completely natural process.
The chicken based ramen is light and delicious, and has been the number one selling menu item since day one of its introduction. And its not hard to see why, even if you were to take away the obvious blue draw card, the flavour alone allows the dish to stand strong on its own delicious merits.
The satisfying broth, tender slices of chicken fillets, and expertly cooked signature egg result in an intense combination of flavour sure to leave you wanting another bowl, regardless of the colour. Even the perfectly cooked thin noodles absorb some of the broth giving them a spooky tinge of blue.
The charismatic pink-haired owner of Kipposhi is always up for a chat. The jovial atmosphere, delectable taste, and pleasing aesthetic of the blue ramen ensure every visit to Kipposhi is a real pleasure – the ultimate dining experience for the senses.
The only real challenge is getting through an entire bowl of blue ramen without Eiffel 65’s 1999 cult hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” getting stuck in your head.
If you’re feeling a little blue and want to check it out for yourself, here’s the restaurant details:
3 Chome-1-17 Azumabashi Sumida-ku, Tōkyō-to 130-0001 Japan
Hours & Fees
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. / 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.