They're back! After Tokyo's only pineapple ramen specialist closed in Nishi-Ogikubo a couple of years ago, many fans of this mind-bending delicacy despaired. But it seems like you can't keep Papapapapine down: they may have moved all the way out to Machida, but since December 2017 you can savour the exact same bowl of noodles that made the original shop such a hit. The pineapple ramen is made with a soup consisting of a blend of pineapple juice and seafood stock, and offers deep flavours that start with the acidity and sweetness of pineapple, followed by savoury seafood tastes like those of dried sardines and kelp. Toppings include more pineapples, seaweed, and sweet chashu pork seasoned with a sauce made from pineapple juice. Their flavoured eggs are the most amazing thing – available for order as additional toppings, these standard-looking eggs are actually infused with pineapple as well.
Machida Terminal Plaza 2F, 3-1-4 Haramachida, Machida-shi
|Opening hours:||11am-3pm, 6pm-9pm / closed Wed|
|Transport:||Machida Station (Odakyu, Yokohama lines)|