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Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/9 21:49
Hi,

My first trip to Japan and try my first ramen at Ichiran in Osaka on Dotombori but it was overly salty. I ordered the full deal at 1490Y. Big disappointment. It was long line to get in too but was able to get to their second restaurant at the back alley.

My second attempt was at Wasjouryoumen Sugari. Ordered the Tsukemen w/ chasu. I find the dipping sauce also salty though not as salty as my first Ichiran ramen. The Tsukemen sauce had not much flavor in it or maybe the saltiness over power the flavor. The chasu was mostly fat. I end up not finishing my bowl.

My third attempt was at Nakiryu in Tokyo but it was closed for the evening on Mondays.

The best ramen I ever had was Sanpoutei Ramen(Niigata based) in Richmond, BC, Canada. The ramen and broth were excellent. The torched chasu was simply amazing. Loved it so much that there's nothing left in the bowl.

I'm staying in Kyoto for the rest of my trip. Any ramen recommendations that is not salty? Are all Tsukemen suppose to be salty?



by John (guest)  

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/10 07:40
John Daub did an episode on ramen in Kyoto last month.
https://youtu.be/XphvHMOGl40

He seems to favor rich and hearty ramen. I prefer lighter and clearer (ƒAƒbƒTƒŠŒn) ramen and my favorite in Kyoto is Kyo-azuki at the Kyoto station. Their “χΆ›Iƒ‰[ƒƒ“ (niku-shoga ramen = pork ginger ramen), which is mostly ginger based soup, suits my taste. They are located at the basement mall Porta, and their gmainh business strangely is Japanese style sweets/desserts.

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by Miyako (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/10 15:53
Let's go near Kyoto University and catch Japanese students and say "Take me to Neco Ramen".
by Ozu (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/10 19:52
Maybe you actually only like Canadian ramen....
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/10 21:27
I will give it one more try. I'm guessing I haven't found the right one yet. The ones I've tried in Vancouver area Japanese owned. The only salty ramen was at G-Men Ramen despite not choosing shio based. Even that, Ichiran took it to another level.

Maybe the locals here like the extra saltiness in their ramen and tsukemen.
by John (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/11 03:09
Everybody has his own peculiarity when it comes to ramen. That's why there are so many ramen shops in Japan - no one shop can satisfy all. Part of the adventure is the journey itself to find your own favorite. You can start by exploring the Kyoto Ramen Koji (ramen alley) right at the Kyoto station, 10th floor of Isetan department store.
https://www.kyoto-ramen-koji.com/english/floorguide/index.html

Tsukemen sauce (I would not call it soup) is supposed to be more salty, because it is a dipping sauce. Most people would not drink the sauce, but you can if you want (or you can ask for hot water to dilute it after you are finished with the noodles).
by O92 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/12 06:45
There is a place on the main road near kiyomizudera that does abura soba which is essentially ramen noodles done as soba - so no soup - with spicy oil and veggies etc.

It is absolutely amazing. I went in with a cold developing and I reckon it fixed me. I've never been able to get it since.
by Lazy Pious (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/13 00:24
Ok, I managed to get decent ramen combo w/juicy oily fried chicken at Karado near Daionji temple. Hole in the wall joint but price is great. Owner is also friendly and speak English. I managed to finished all the broth. I wouldn't say great but it is good and satisfying.

Now on to the next one. There is hope :-)
by John (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/13 10:59
There's a sardine based (niboshi) ramen shop south of the kamogawa delta that is surprisingly not very salty. The sardine smell outside the shop feels a bit overpowering, but the actual taste of the ramen is much milder than you might expect.
https://goo.gl/maps/EUS8gQaq3EnzpXBK8

There is also a pork-bone (tonkotsu) ramen shop not too far from there.
https://goo.gl/maps/9bRSJYhLdBJBni5u8
This is a much heavier flavor than the previous.

Both places are close to where I work and I know them by convenience, so I can't vouch for them from the perspective of any sort of Kyoto-wide ramen connoisseur, but I find them both to be quite delicious.
by Kiri (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommend ramen in Kyoto? 2019/5/14 06:39
The one ramen shop in Kyoto that I have eaten at is Honke Daiichi Asahi. It's right by Kyoto Station. I really liked it. They even have an English website. http://www.honke-daiichiasahi.info/us/
by Taco Grande (guest) rate this post as useful

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