Kyoto may be well-known for refined Japanese delicacies, but it also fares well in the simpler dishes departme […]
Originally from China, ramen had been modified for Japanese taste buds, and the flavor also changes from region to region (much like Ichiran from Hakata, Fukuoka prefecture).
Kyoto has its own distinguished ramen as well, incorporating the cultures and flavors of the old capital city. The classic Kyoto ramen served up by Kyoto’s number 1 ramen store Iicho consists of soup made from tonkotsu (pork bones) and mixed with shoyu (Japanese soy sauce), accompanied by thin and firm noodles and a layer of backfat floating on top of it.
Ramen is one of Japan’s favorite delicacies, but do you know that there are many different types available? Most regions have their own variety of local ramen, with their own distinct soup base, handmade noodles and toppings. The most famous among all is the Hakata ramen, hailing from Fukuoka prefecture. It’s instantly recognizable with white tonkotsu (pork bone) broth and thin, firm-textured noodles.