The soup is one of the lightest and freshest ramen in Niigata.
The menu includes Kohaku Chinese noodles with light thin noodles, and back-oil shoyu and miso ramen with thicker noodles. I have had the kotte (thick) ramen before, but I don't remember much about it... I ordered the Kohaku Chuka Soba as it won a prize in the WEEK!
Amber is a fossilised form of hardened plant resin. It is characterised by its transparent appearance and has long been popular as a gemstone.
As the name Amber implies, the soup is impressive, with a crystal-clear broth that appears clear to the bottom of the bowl. This is reasonably priced at 580 yen.
The thin, coiled noodles intertwine well with the soup, which is light but has the flavour of soup stock. The oil in the top clearings of the soup is also a nice touch.
I'm still young, but I've recently started to understand the benefits of this kind of light ramen, as back-oil tonkotsu ramen has been getting to my stomach recently. I finished it in one bite!
Each month, Imura sells a limited edition ramen - January's is the Toro Tamago Ramen. I can't imagine whether it's light or thick, but I'm curious... Maybe I'll come back in January to try it again.
With both light and thick ramen, as well as a monthly ramen special, this is a restaurant you will want to keep coming back to.
- Name of restaurant: Yi Wulai (Imla)
- Office hours: 11:00-15:00 18:00-23:00
- Address: 16-20 Asahidori, Terao, Nishi-ku, Niigata City