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Shirakawa ramen

Made its way to Tokyo and hugely popular back home

Shirakawa ramen is a local ramen dish of Shirakawa City in Fukushima Prefecture. The dish uses thickish hand-cut noodles made with tonkotsu (pork bone) and chicken stock in a clear shoyu (soy sauce) broth. The dish shares some similarities with Kitakata ramen, however Shirakawa ramen is said to have originated in a restaurant called Tora-shokudo in Shirakawa, and is served by restauranteurs who have trained at Tora-shokudo. There are around 100 stores offering Shirakawa ramen in Shirakawa, and in recent years the dish has become more widely known, with some restaurants opening up in Tokyo. You need to visit Fukushima to eat authentic Shirakawa ramen, however if you aren’t fussy and just want to try this type of ramen, you may be able to find a store in Tokyo.

協賛企業:一般財団法人 日本ラーメン協会