New Munchen, Sapporo Beer Restaurant, 2 5-18 Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0021, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Another Glass Of Beer … New Munchen Sapporo Beer Restaurant was a definite find for us. We had travelled to Kobe for the New Year’s Eve Festival but somehow we ended up drinking beer and eating seafood noodles.
The Festival is held like a pilgrimage to the Minatogawa Shrine with street food vendors touting their wares on the climb up the hill.
We sampled some fried chicken which was $5.00 for a cupful of the best fried chicken ever. And, we were so swept away by the food that we just ate and forgot the pictures. Dang.
New Munchen is styled like a German Beerhaus but the beer I was interested in was Japanese. My first taste of Sapporo Dark Premium beer was a revelation and a good word to describe it was pristine. It had a very clean taste and no bitterness, a joyful experience.
The Restaurant filled up around us so we ordered a plate of seafood noodles and some potato wedges to share. The price was surprisingly small and the food was great. Those potatoes were fabulous and it was so good to be eating potato of any kind. Yum.
The ramen had a delicate flavour plus fish balls, squid, prawns and a few vegetables tossed into the mix. And, there were some fabulous quality ingredients let me tell you.
So, Kobe is the namesake of Kobe Beef, of the infamous pampered cow variety. But the Japanese black cows are raised in the far north of Hyogo where the water and grasslands are pure and unspoiled.
Xena and I had a memorable time at New Munchen what with the beer, the food and the characters we met, it would have been hard not to.
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