麺処かっすい55 Mendokoro Kassui 55

We rode our bicycles out to Lalaport in Kamoi last Sunday and decided to find a ramen shop in that area. We went into Mendokoro Kassui 55 (麺処かっすい55) as it’s a place I’ve always noticed when in Kamoi and I had read some good reviews of it.

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There were only about three people there when we arrived, all seated at the counter. There is a big window in the front of the shop which lets a lot of natural light into the place, but the grey interior still felt a bit dark and drab. We both ordered thick miso ramen (濃厚味噌ラーメン) from the machine and were seated at the table next to the big window.

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The ramen was topped with corn, leek (長ネギ), green onions (ネギ), lettuce, bean sprouts, half a boiled egg, spicy minced pork and cracked black pepper. There was also a somewhat small, but thick, and very soft piece of braised pork (チャーシュー) which just melted as soon as it entered my mouth. The pork is a very important ingredient in ramen, and they got it right here.

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The soup was quite strong and a bit spicy, probably due to the minced pork and black pepper. And, as the name suggested, it was thick.

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In additional to all of the toppings, there was also a generous portion of noodles. They were thick, wavy and firm. And as you can see in the photo below, the thick soup just clings to those noodles.

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There were so many toppings on this ramen, a good portion of noodles, and the soup was a bit heavy. But somehow I managed to finish it all. I guess it was the fact that I had ridden my bicycle for 40 minutes on a near-empty stomach to get there. I’ve had better miso ramen, but this place was pretty good.

Score: 6.5/10

Location: Kamoi Station, on the Lalaport side of the bridge opposite Mini Stop.

Address: 神奈川県横浜市都筑区池辺町4364

Price: 700-850 yen

Seating: About 8 counter seats and 3 tables

Website: http://www.kassuitei.com/kassui55/index.html

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