Ramen is a type of noodle that is very synonymous with Japanese food. Various regions in Japan have their peculiarities of the ramen they serve. Starting from ramen whose soup uses pork bone broth to broth from fermented soybean paste. There are even differences in the thickness and level of flexibility of the noodles from each region. On this occasion, I will introduce 5 ramen stalls in Tokyo that you must try.
Menya Itto is a ramen stall that won the ramen stall award from the famous Japanese food review site, Tabelog in 2017. This stall not only serves ramen but also serves tsukemen.
In addition, recently they also made a breakthrough to target female customers who are expected to come and eat in their stalls comfortably. Its position is very close to the JR Shinkoiwa station and can be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot.
The ramen stalls this time is different from the usual ramen stalls that use the counter as a place to serve its customers. Kugatsudo carries the concept of a ramen stall that is more suitable to be called a cafe. This stall is often visited by young couples to just go on a date while eating ramen.
Even though the place looks very stylish and different from the usual ramen stall, the taste of the ramen itself can’t be beaten. Equipped with a sweet and refreshing dessert menu, your lunch or dinner menu will not disappoint. The location of this shop is between JR Shibuya and Harajuku stations and can be reached by foot in approximately 10 minutes.
By carrying out the concept of this shop’s pride of ramen, namely Tonkotsu Ramen (ramen with soup from pork bone broth), Ichiran provides innovation in the world of ramen, namely the concept of a restaurant that provides privacy for its customers. There is even a curtain separating the chef and the customer. According to the news, many artists come to eat here. They may want to experience eating ramen with privacy and of course the incredible taste of the ramen.
Ichiran ramen stalls already exist in several countries outside Japan such as America and Taiwan. Their stores in Tokyo alone are in 15 places. You can visit one of their stalls in Ikebukuro or Shibuya as they are open 24 hours. Both stalls are located close to the JR station with less than 10 minutes walking distance.
Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto
Are you a fan of spicy food? If so, you must try the ramen at this one stall. The main menu herinis Tanmen. Tanmen itself is noodles that have been boiled and then topped with stir-fried vegetables. However, as I wrote above, the ramen served here is very special, a lot of people think that the ramen served here, although spicy, is addictive because it tastes delicious.
Don’t be afraid for those of you who can’t eat spicily, this stall also provides a non-spicy menu and even sets for women who don’t eat much. Just like Ichiran Ramen, Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto also has many stalls open in Tokyo, but for this one shop can be found its headquarter in Kamaitahashi area located less than three minutes walk from JR Kamaitahashi station you can immediately enjoy this ramen.
Shinjuku Gyoen Ramen Ouka
The four ramen stalls described above are not halal, right? Too bad yes. For those of you who can’t eat non-halal food, don’t be sad. For the stall this time you can enjoy the ramen. Its position which is not far from Shinjuku Gyoen Mae Metro station can be said to be one of the plus points of this shop. This shop also tells you about their specialty, Chadzuke. And there is one more addition, they also provide a menu for you vegetarians.
This ramen shop is guaranteed halal and has received a certificate from the Japan Islamic Trust association. Not only the food ingredients but even the cleanliness is also guaranteed to use environmentally friendly tools. At an affordable price, you may be interested in trying how halal ramen tastes. I can guarantee the taste will be able to compete.