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Kitakata ramen

One of Japan’s Big Three

Kitakata ramen is one of Japan’s 3 famous ramen flavors, with Sapporo known for miso, Hakata known for tonkotsu (pork bone) and Kitakata known for its shoyu (soy sauce) based broth. Kitakata ramen is a local delicacy of Kitakata City in Fukushima Prefecture. The noodles used in this dish are unique; they are flat and thick (4mm), but soft despite their thickness. A ramen dish with a history, Kitakata ramen is thought to have been created around 80 years ago. The ramen businesses in Kitakata created a ramen cooperative to try and get Kitakata ramen registered as a local cuisine, however, as it is already well-known throughout Japan, they were unsuccessful in their application. Nevertheless, this is one of Japan’s most famous ramen flavors so please make sure you try a dish if you visit Japan.

協賛企業:一般財団法人 日本ラーメン協会