Ikkaku Shokudo is a popular set meal restaurant now with three shops throughout the city— Kego, Tenjin, and Ropponmatsu. Although set meals are the mainstay, the Tenjin shop also offers original noodle dishes you won’t want to miss. In addition to the standard lobster miso tsukemen (dipping noodles), in the summer, you can order salted chicken lemon reimen (cold noodles) and tom yum reimen. The former, as its name implies, features a salted chicken broth with a refreshing squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can also choose a wide range of toppings including braised chicken, tomato, marinated soft-boiled eggs and crunchy yuzu citrus-flavored daikon. The tom yum reimen, based on the Thai soup of the same name, features whole prawns and okra. The mellow coconut milk and fish sauce soup mixes well with the velvety noodles, making for a delicious summer dish. Both dishes are only available until the end of September so act fast, noodle fans!
Menu: (*Noodle upsize: ¥200), tom yum reimen (w/ rice) ¥980, salted chicken lemon reimen (w/ rice) ¥880, lobster miso tsukemen (w/ rice & soup) ¥980, hamburger steak set ¥980, karaage fried chicken set ¥750~, salted mackerel set ¥880, mackerel sesame set ¥980, chicken, eggplant, and grated glutinous yam set ¥980, chicken and eggplant miso stir-fry set ¥980
*Foreign language menu: None / Credit cards: Dinner only / Reservations: Dinner only / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn236, Aug. 2018)