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エイリアン、地球を行く

Alien, the traveler on the earth

Ramen House Shin-chan, Arlington Heights, Chicago

Well...It's me, Alien. 

 

 

 

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Ramen loving Alien. 

 

 

 

Alien feel like having ramen.

Alien drove to Arlighton Heights, where many Japanese are living and good Japanese restaurants located. 

 

 

Ramen House Shincan! 

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Alien wonder what type of ramen Mr. Shinchan makes. 

 

 

 

There was a long wait line, even at late 1 pm.

Alien told a staff Alien's name, and he gave Alien a buzzer. This buzzer will beep when Alien's seat is ready. 

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40 minutes wait time!

 

 

Alien could enter the place after wating outside for a while.  

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Fansy menu board. 

 

 

Alien found this. 

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Their ramen was featured in Chicago Tribune. Great! 

 

 

Let's decide orders while waitng. 

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This restaurant has many Nagoya foods as well. Alien guess Mr. Shinchan is from Nagoya, Japan. 

 

 

 

 

Alien's seat is now ready. 

 

 

 

 

Menu on the wall. 

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Cool calligraphy. 

 

 

Special menu on the blackboard. 

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Wow so many dishes Alien can't have in the U.S. Attractive. 

 

 

 

 

Alien ordered a small Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), $4.  

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Freshly-freid. 

Very juicy! And reasonable price for this amout of karaage. Alien love flavors of the yummy powder (salt & Japanese pepper). 

It was a bit oily though. Alien prefer more crispy karaage. 

 

 

 

 

Next order is fried dumplings! $5 for 5 dumplings.  

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Very standard Japanese fried dumpling with thin dough skins. As yummy as dumplings Alien used to have in Japan. The sauce was yum yum! 

It was a bit sad that some dumplings had broken skin though. 

 

 

 

 

And...here it comes, ramen!

Shoyu ramen, $9.75 

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Very standard Japanese shoyu ramen soup with thick egg noodles.

Alien could tell flavors of brooth.

Nothing very unique, but this is THE good shoyu ramen.

Toppings (braised pork, bamboo shoots, green onions, and bean sprouts) were also simple but went great with the soup. The egg was perfectly cooked.  

 

 

 

This is Tonkotsu ramen, $10.75 

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Very thin noodles. The soup was very creamy, standard Japanese tonkotsu ramen.

Some tonkotsu ramen can smell badly due to pork borns, but this ramen just had good flavors. Yum yum! 

 

 

 

 

Phew... Alien got so full. 

Each dish was large, and price was reasoable. Nice place! 

Alien want to try their Nagoya foods next time. 

 

 

 

 

Let's go home. 

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It was worth driving for 1 and a half hours from Milwauke.

Did you know? Alien can drive. 

 

 

 

 

Their website: 

http://www.ramen-shinchan.com/

 

 

K.