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This ramen store is wowing customers with a broth so thick you can stand a spoon in it.

We’ve seen some unusual ramen noodle dishes in Japan, with unique broths featuring the flavours of berrieschocolate, and even Captain America. Now it’s time for a dish with a mind-blowing texture that’s so unusual customers are travelling from across Japan to a little eatery in Aichi Prefecture to get it.

▼ With its hand-written signage, Ooiwatei doesn’t attract much attention from passers-by, yet business remains solid thanks to a star dish that’s so unusual it’s even made news on television.

All the dishes at Ooiwatei are made using a tonkotsu pork broth. Only here, the soup is so dark and thick it adds a whole other dimension to the meal, earning it the nickname, “mud-based ramen”.

Twitter user @yukki_yp visited the restaurant recently, and, since posting photos of the unusual order online, the tweet has received more than ten thousand likes and retweets.

It turns out that hundreds of other Twitter users have fallen in love with the dish over the years, all sharing photos and declaring this to be ramen on a whole other level.

Customers have been standing their spoons in their bowls to prove just how thick the soup base really is, with many ramen aficionados claiming it to be the thickest broth in the country.

While there are a variety of ramen dishes on the menu, distinguished by different toppings like spring onion, seaweed, and chashu braised pork, all of them contain the distinctive thick tonkotsu soup base.

Said to have a deliciously dense, rich taste of pork soup, customers are so pleased with the flavours they happily slurp up every last drop of the delicious broth.

This is definitely one of the most unique, must-try ramen dishes in the country. To see how it’s made, check out the short clip below from Ooiwatei’s television appearance.

Address: Aichi-ken, Anjo-shi, Midori-cho, 1-16-9
愛知県 安城市 緑町 1-16-9
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays and during the year-end and Obon holidays)

Source: Byoukan Sunday
Top Image: Twitter/@yukki_yp