Friday, 24 February 2012

Menbaka めん馬鹿 爆炸拉麵

This is from last September when we were in Kyoto. Talk about fiery hot and explosive! I didn't know the flame practically licked the roof until I saw the slow motion video.

After you order the fiery scallion ramen, the owner will give people with long hair a rubber bands to all of it back so it doesn't get set on fire. Then you get a bib to keep your clothes from catching oil spray (yes, that is oil that he pours into your ramen). And you're told to put your hands behind your back and lean back. His rules are don't get up and don't run away while he pours.

Scary, but fun. Haha.

The entertainment value was quite high and the ramen was decent. I'd go with friends again.

The silly faces in the end were per the owner's request. He likes to take pictures of his customers looking like that.

Oh the slow motion video was fun. I used a Casio EX-ZR10 point-and-shoot which takes slow motion video (at low resolution). It works well when there is lots of light, but obviously quite poorly otherwise. Overall, I'm quite happy with it. Only paid about TWD5500 and it was new, too.


めん馬鹿 一代  Menbaka
京都府京都市上京区南伊勢屋町757-2 佐々木ビル
+81 75 812 5818

Special thanks to my favorite chef Ada for showing us this place. And thanks to Diana and Well for being Cameras 2 and 3!

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