Ramen Jinya has become quite popular since opening and my first visit, There Is Always’s Room’s @DrJennyFever has been in more than s few times and quite likes this joint as you can read her post here.
I have been 2 more times at the writing of this post~with the hot weather we’ve had lately hot ramen hasn’t been my craving but I was determined to try the special limited soup and some of the chicken base ramen as well as some if there other sides so here is the food!:
The Shio Tonkotsu Ramen $9.55, as written on the menu it’s HAKATA Pork Premium rich broth : Pork chashu, spinach, bamboo, green onion , fried onion~Limited to 20 servings a day. The first time I went this was sold out about an hour after opening so I was determined to try some, on this visit I visited in the middle of the afternoon and I was expecting to try another type of soup thinking this would be sold out already, to my surprise is was still totally available so I had to have it. The head chef brought it out to me to my surprise and was surprised at what I saw~”skin” on the top of my broth, I’m not sure if this develops because of all the richness in the broth but I got over it and dug in. I could definitely tell the richness level of this broth was very intense, all the different ingredients really came together to provide a full-bodied broth, the noodles were different from the miso ramen and I didn’t really enjoy these ones and the pork used here was really good and practically melted away into my soup.
Chicken Karaage $3.75, I ordered this as my appy and I must say that it was a fail for me, the coating was supper crispy and unlike anything I’ve ever seen but the portion was 2 huge pieces of chicken and one of them wasn’t totally cooked through in the middle.
Pork Chashu bowl small $3.75, this was ordered on my third visit, the meat was tender and nice but when I compare it to others I’ve had it fell kind of short~the bowl was mostly rice and the pork could have been a bit more flavorful.
Chicken base Ramen with Chicken Wontons $8.55, I was really looking forward to trying this~pork and miso ramen are some of my fav’s but I like some chicken base sometime and they do it really nice here, the broth isn’t overly salty and the spinach and scallions are great additions, the number of wontons given pleasantly surprised me~I counted 5, they were tender and the filling was not tough which was a great sign and they were ample size as seen below: