Aside from ひなまつり, Katsuura is known for tan tan men! Tan tan men is a spicy ramen, which typically has some ground pork, たまねぎ which we call onion, and ねぎ which we call green onion. Because I like to add sirracha, togarashi, and other spices to my ramen, I’ve been told that I needed to try out Katsuura for their tan tan men. Since Miyuki and I were going for the doll festival, we decided that lunch would be some tan tan men!
The tan tan men was delicious, and had a heavy helping of sansho pepper, which has a numbing element to it. While, next time, I would probably go for a spicier one to compare, the mild one was still enough to get my nose dripping. It was exceptional!