(Japanese version is here)
This article describes the ranking of Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurants and Iekei restaurants that Bibo6jp has eaten since 2020. Yoshimura-ya is a very popular ramen restrant, and its apprentices have restrants all over Japan. The restrants are mainly made with pork bones, chicken and soy sauce.
- Yoshimura-Ya around 1980
- A memorandum of a trip around Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurants
- Bibo6jp's Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurant ranking
- Bibo6jp's Iekei restrant ranking
- Bibo6jp's Gourmet Ranking
Yoshimura-Ya around 1980
Bibo6jp has been visiting Yoshimura-Ya in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, since around 1980. At that time, Yoshimura-Ya and Gankotei, which closed in 2021, had only Iekei ramen. As long as I'm happy that Iekei can be enjoyed anywhere all over Japan these days.
First, Bibo6jp will write this article based on my memory of Yoshimura-Ya around 1980.
- Yoshimura-ya staff around 1980
This section is about the Yoshimura-ya staff at that time. Yoshimura-ya also had other staff, but it was a long time ago so I forgot. In addition, the staff whose real names are written in this article are published on the official website, interview articles and TV programs.
- MASTER (Mr. Minoru Yoshimura)
MASTER worked from 5:00 when the store opened. Bibo6jp guess the master was preparing the ramen soup.
Since Yoimura-ya moved to Yokohama Station, Bibo6jp hasn't seen the master at the store. When I look at the interview articles and videos, it makes me happy to know that MASTER is preparing from early in the morning.
- TAMAKO-san (Mrs. Tamako Yoshimura)
Tamako-san is the master's wife.
At that time, there was no food ticket system, so TAMAKO-san was in charge of ordering and accounting. In addition, TAMAKO-san sometimes added ramen broth and drained the noodles. It's a brave figure that you don't see anymore.
Since Yoimura-ya moved to Yokohama Station, Bibo6jp has seen TAMAKO-san at the store. Bibo6jp is happy to see Tamako's energetic appearance.
- Bibo6jp forgot her nickname.
At that time, Yoshimura-Ya was divided into two rooms, the "front" and the "back", both of which had counter seats. MASTER's mother was cocking rice, fried eggs, etc. in the "back" room. I once wanted to drink beer with this fried egg as a snack, but I haven't eaten it until now.
Today, Yoshimura-Ya requires you to purchase a meal ticket, but at that time, this restaurant was postpaid. She was the clerk responsible for ordering and paying. She was always affable.
- Bibo6jp forgot his nickname. (Mr. Takashi Shindo)
He was the owner of Rokkaku-Ya, which closed in 2017.
At that time, his hair had strong waves, but looking at the photos after that, he had straight hair, so he had a perm at that time.
- Dai-Chan (Mr. Niwayama Tetsu)
Currently, he is the owner of Hachi-Ya.
At that time, he was fatter than he is today, and it was impressive that he always had a smile on his face.
He was the youngest cook at the time, I think he was under 20 old. In front of the restrant, he practiced draining the noodles with a towel using a flat colander. I remember eating cocked by Nobu-chan for the first time after such practice.
Bibo6jp saw him at Yoshimura-Ya in Yokohama and Kanni-ya when it first opened.
- MASTER (Mr. Minoru Yoshimura)
- What MASTER said
It's unthinkable at Yoshimura-ya today, but at the time, the master was talking to customers while making ramen at the counter.
- MASTER's training
MASTER often said, "When I was a truck driver, there was a crowded and delicious ramen restrant. I became a disciple of the owner and learned how to make ramen." He didn't tell us about that restrant, but Bibo6jp wanted to go there.
- Noodles are important in ramen
MASTER often said, ``Some people drink the soup first when eating ramen, but ramen is a dish that eats the noodles, so I think it's better to eat the noodles first.''
Bibo6jp has followed Master's teachings for over 40 years. Master wouldn't have imagined that there is someone who protects such teachings.
- The price of ramen was market price
Around 1980, on the wall of the store, there was a yellow vertical sign written "Ramen market price". MASTER said, "If someone doesn't like the taste of my ramen, I'll make the ramen free."
In addition, the actual price of ramen was 400 yen, but it became 450 yen immediately. Also, at that time, it was cash payment after the meal, so the master told us, "Students get a 50 yen discount!" to us in school uniforms. It was an impossible interaction with the current meal ticket system.
- MASTER's training
- Truck horn
Immediately after the store opened at 5 o'clock, when the seats were still vacant, a truck passing by in front of the restrant sounded its horn, and MASTER made the ramen according to the driver's taste. I wanted to have that kind of relationship with MASTER.
- Chinese restaurant near Yoshimura-Ya
A Chinese restaurant near Yoshimura-ya once ordered several bowls of ramen and took ther restrant. At that time, Tamako was making ramen, but the master came later and said, "Why do you have to make ramen for a rival restaurant!" Tamako said, "It's okay because you're admitting defeat." Then MASTER said, "I see." Bibo6jp was impressive to understand the trust of them
- Closed due to bad taste
It's unthinkable for the Yoshimura-Ya today, but around 1908, there was a sign in front of the store saying, "Closed due to bad taste."
At that time, MASTER was trying to make delicious ramen. Bibo6jp thinks that his efforts at that time have made Yoshimura-Ya popular today.
- Open half day on Saturdays
At that time, there was still no two-day weekend, so Yoshimura-ya was closed on Sundays and half-day on Saturdays, and closed when the noodles ran out. On Saturday, Walking from Shinsugita Station to Yoshimura-Ya, I remember Mr. Takashi Kando, who was cleaning up the store, making an X mark with his arm to let me know that there were no noodles.
A memorandum of a trip around Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurants
This is a memorandum of a trip to the Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurants in Shikoku, Kyushu, and Hokuriku. Articles include stores, routes, costs, golf, and more..
|(Go to Kazusa, Echigo, Ecchu, and Musashi in the fall of 2020||Sugita-ya (Chiba Yuko location), Jyoetsu-Ya, Hajime-Ya, Sugita-Ya(Head Restrant)|
|(Go to Sanuki in the fall of 2020||Takamatsu-ya|
|(Go to Musasshi and Chikuzen in the fall of 2020||Suehiro-ya, Uchida-Ya|
|(Go to Musasshi, Echigo, Noto, Ecchu and Shinano in the fall of 2021||Sugita-Ya(Head Restrant), Jyoetsu-Ya, Hajime-Ya, Honmoku-Ya(Head Restrant)|
|(Go to Echigo, Noto, Ecchu, Shinano and Owari in the fall of 2022||Jyoetsu-Ya, Hajime-Ya|
|(Go to Hizen and Chikuzen in the winter of 2022||Uchida-Ya|
Bibo6jp's Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurant ranking
I don't know how many bowls of Iekei ramen I ate, but as of July 2022, I have completed the Yoshimura-Ya directly managed restaurants.
Bibo6jp has arranged the ramen of Yoshimura-Ya directly managed stores in the order of my preference in the table below. The date (yy/mm) is the link to the article.
|4.2||Sugita-Ya (Head restrant)||Isogo-ku, Yokohama||20/09 21/11 22/02 22/02 22/02 22/06 22/07 22/09 22/11 23/03 23/04|
|4.1||Yoshimura-Ya||Nishi-ku, Yokohama||20/10 21/09 21/10 23/04|
|4.1||Jyoetsu-Ya||Jyoetsu, Nigata||20/09 21/11 21/11 22/10|
|4.0||Hajime-Ya||Uozu, Toyama||20/09 21/11 22/10|
|3.9||Atsugi-Ya||Atsugi, Kanagawa||20/10 22/11|
|3.8||Sugita-Ya (Chiba station square)||Chuo-ku,Chiba||22/07|
|3.6||Kanni-Ya (Kamata)||Ota-ku, Tokyo||21/10|
|3.6||Kanni-Ya (Kawasaki)||Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki||22/07|
|3.6||Uchida-Ya||Hakata-ku, Fukuoka||20/10 22/12|
|3.4||Sugita-Ya (Chibayuko)||Chuo-ku, Chiba||20/09 22/07|
Bibo6jp's Iekei restrant ranking
Bibo6jp has arranged the ramen of Iekei restrant in the order of my preference in the table below. The date (yy/mm) is the link to the article.
|4.1||Hachi-Ya||Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama||21/09 23/03-02 23/03 23/04 23/05|
|4.1||Honmoku-Ya (Closed in 2023)||Konan-ku, Yokohamashi||21/04 21/11 22/02 22/04 22/10 22/11 23/01 23/01-2 23/01-3 23/01-4 23/01-5 22/01-6 23/02 23/02-2 23/02-3 23/03 23/03-2 23/04 23/04-2 23/05 23/05-2 23/05-3|
|3.8||Ippaci-Ya (Totsuka)||Totsuka-ku, Yokohama||22/02 23/03|
|3.8||Terada-Ya (Totsuka)||Totsuka-ku, Yokohama||21/06 23/02 23/04|
|3.7||Honmoku-Ya (Yokosuka)||Yokosuka, Kanagawa||21/06 22/05 23/01 23/04|
|3.7||Terada-Ya||Kounan-ku, Yokohama||22/02 22/03|
|3.7||Odo Odonoshirushi||Isogo-ku, Yokahama||21/05 22/04 23/05|
|3.6||Ganko-Tei(Closed in 2021)||Isogo-ku, Yokohama||21/03|
|3.6||Matsuichi-Ya (Totsuka)||Totsuka-ku, Yokohama||21/04 23/02|
|3.5||Take-Ya (Closed in 2023)||Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama||22/03|
|3.5||Rokkaku-Ya (Totsuka)||Totsuka-ku, Yokohama||20/11 21/06 22/01|
|3.4||Ichiroku-Ya (Ofuna)||Kamakura, Kanagawa||22/11|
|3.4||Gensen (Tosuka)||Totsuka-ku, Yokohama||22/07|
The score is 5 out of 5, the highest so far is 4.2, and the restrant I will not go to anymore are 3.4 or less.
Bibo6jp's Gourmet Ranking
- Bibo6jp’s Iekei Ranking (This article)
- Bibo6jp’s Hirekatsu Ranking
- Bibo6jp’s Hamburger Steak Ranking
- Bibo6jp’s Fishdishes and Sushi Ranking
My English is poor, so if there are any bad sentences, please let me know in the comments.