if you’re a hardcore rocketnews24 reader, you might’ve run across this restaurant that serves pineapple ramen so good, they came out with the instant noodle version of it and it can be found at selected convenience stores. except I’ve yet to come across it during my 7 month stay in Japan.

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so Papapapapine is known for their pineapple ramen. but what’s that above? kakakakakao. get it? well, other than its famous pineapple ramen, it is also known for its notorious innovation when it comes to ramen. they had strawberry ramen, banana ramen.. well.. you name it. while their seasonal menu changes all the time, you’d always be able to find pineapple ramen in this shop.

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since it is located at a humble town called Nishi-Ogikubo (not to be confused with Shin-Okubo), the lines weren’t that bad despite the 7 seated bar.

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like every other ramen shop, you need to buy it with the vending machine. but fret not, because I was once a tourist (still kind of am) and I once had no idea what was written on the machine, I just simply went in and seek for help from the very kind and friendly ramen guy. =D.

their best selling is the shio (salt base) and they have it cold too for the summer!

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the interior was.. everything that relates to pineapple. there’s even pineapple wine if you want to try.

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this was the first time when I went. and I ordered the Pineapple ramen. and guess what? I actually loved it! instead of the salty ones with a strong taste, this one was rather light and refreshing! I wouldn’t say that I like this better than the Tonkotsu ramen, but this place really gives ramen a great twist from the usual ones when you’re bored with it.

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and this year, I went back and in conjunction with the valentines week, I braced myself and ordered myself a bowl of.. kakakakakao. you got it right, chocolate ramen. but chocolate ramen?! really?! EW! and with PINEAPPLES?!

well.. it really tasted like chocolate and it was like nothing I’ve ever had before. the first few bites were really good but uhhhhhh…….. towards the end I just kind of gave up hahahaha. still a good experience though.

until the next time.

東京都杉並区西荻南3-12-1
Tokyo, Suginami-ku, Nishiogiminami 3-12-1
3 minutes walk from Nishi-Ogikubo station.

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7 Responses to “[Tokyo: Nishi-Ogikubo] Pineapple and Chocolate Ramen?! Papapapapine!”

  1. jamie liew fan club Says:

    hi jamie, i’ve been always reading your updates. what plans do u have after graduation? im amazed by japan just by reading your blog, i am planning for my next holiday trip 😀

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    Interesting name haha. Not sure yet since nobody’s hiring me yet lol. You should definitely visit Japan!

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  2. Fiona Says:

    Hola Jamie!!
    This post was two months ago… XD
    What’s keeping you busy nowadays? 🙂

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    Will update more, promise TT. University and travels were occupying me haha.

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  3. Fiona Says:

    hahaha I think I have commented a lot on your blog, I received 22 emails about your replies hahaha

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    You definitely did!!! Haha thank you for reading all these years 😊 Keep reading okay!

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    Fiona Reply:

    Hello Jamie, I will sure do. Though I will have to juggle between work and stuff hahaha

    Hope you can come to the Philippines though hehehe XD

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