Nashi ramen (baked pear and noodles) is a new controversial introduction to the pineapple noodle diner in Nishiogi. Rumours of its arrival reached our guesthouse last night. This lunchtime I went with the Korean design student downstairs to investigate.
The baked pear was nice. The firm noodles were nice. But, like chocolate and chicken, I am not sure they needed each other.
At least the special campaign is bringing in customers, limited to 40 bowls each day, apparently I ordered the last one. At 800 yen each, baked pear noodles are good business.