There’s a place in Kagoshima called Tmtrmnstr that sells tomato ramen, which is basically like a bizarre amalgam between a standard bowl of ramen, and spaghetti with tomato sauce.
I really did not have high hopes for this — I tried it more out of a morbid curiosity than anything else. I just assumed it wasn’t going to be very good.
But surprisingly enough? It was delicious. It was creamy and rich like a standard bowl of ramen, but with a garlicky, tomato sauce flavour. I guess it was essentially like a tomato soup — but way better than any tomato soup I’ve had before.
You choose from various add-ons; they recommend parmegiano regiano cheese.
Sure, parmesan on ramen — why not?
The cheese really enhances it, melting and merging with the noodles in a gooey, cheesy mess. It’s shockingly great.