SAKE RAMEN: Sake Lees Ramen at a Kyoto-Inspired Ginza Ramen Shop | Slurp’s Up

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Kazami Ramen serves sake lees ramen at their sophisticated, Kyoto-style shop in Ginza, Tokyo. Kyoto is known for being the center of traditional culture in Japan and is particularly renowned for its sake, home to the famous Fushimi Sake District. Kazami takes inspiration from Kyoto’s elegance and sake culture, which is reflected in their unique style of ramen.

Frank dives into two of Kazami Ramen’s specialties, starting with the sake lees ramen which is made from the leftover mash (“sake kasu” or sake lees), a byproduct of the sake brewing process. The rich soup is made with chicken bones, pork bones, and shellfish, with a slight sweetness imparted by the sake lees. Thick noodles are a vehicle for the creamy sake lees ramen broth.

Meanwhile, bowl number two is a niboshi ramen made from four types of dried fish, katsuobushi, and sababushi (dried bonito and mackerel fish flakes), and a dash of chicken oil. Delicate and thin noodles compliment the lighter soup, and porcini mushroom sauce is provided as an umami condiment on the side.

The toppings for both bowls include 2 slices of chashu pork, Japanese mustard spinach, mitsuba, nori, soft-boiled egg, thin wisps of togarashi pepper, and aburaage (deep-fried tofu) from Niigata prefecture.


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HOST » Frank Striegl
DIRECTOR » David Woo
VIDEO EDITOR » Esteban Haga
PRODUCER » Serkan Toso

27 Replies to “SAKE RAMEN: Sake Lees Ramen at a Kyoto-Inspired Ginza Ramen Shop | Slurp’s Up”

  1. J Yeo

    Improved video, good work Frank and team! Amazingly detailed explanations by Frank! Giving recommendations were a good summary. (Please do adjust the volume of some of the transition sound effects)

  2. Kirtybhai

    1:58 💋Best adult contact site💘👇

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    respectifs les empêchent

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  3. shawn fraser

    Been to able to go to Kazami 2 times over two trips! It's delightfully delicious and never disappoints !!! Great review Frank

  4. Roboto yo

    what's up with that drop beat ( when the soup/noddle/etc text showed up )…so disconnected with the overall vibe/scenes

  5. Royal Ronin

    nice, i had a chance to try that spot out. i prefer the spot literally next door called Kagari for their tori-paitan ramen (chicken). definitely worth a check out!

  6. Mark Okino

    Frank is extremely knowledgeable about ramen. I thoroughly enjoy his critique of various ramen. It's so indepth and detailed. Just like ramen.

  7. Myron Yoshioka

    Cannot believe two bowls of excellent ramen for around 20 dollars….unbelievable. The sake bowl looks very interesting and would love to try that. Love aburage

  8. stratmad

    Have had the chance to eat at Kazami a couple of times in the past few years but I didn’t know they had the shio ramen. Would love to come back again when travel opens.

  9. Henry Chew

    Interesting! Not quite the same but there is this shop Genya in kyoto that does a sake kasu ramen that i saw on ramen adventures before! Could be on your next adventures!!

  10. Kris Rowan

    Bring back Shizika. I don't love him he doesn't really interact with the audience well. He uses references that are unfamiliar. The girls used examples of western culture to explain things.

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