Did you know that the toppings and taste of ramen differ as you travel across prefectures in Japan? Wakayama is known for its very thick pork broth and soy sauce ramen, often served with sushi. You read that right, people of Wakayama love to eat ramen with sushi!
Osaka, the city at the center of Japan's second-largest metropolitan area, is surprisingly known as a ramen wasteland. Sure, you can find good ramen there if you know where to look (see below), but the ramen shops are surprisingly sparse when compared to the rest of Japan. Read on to find out why.
Try some pretty amazing tonkotsu ramen at one of Japan's most reputable ramen chain restaurant in Dotonbori, Osaka! Ichiran has two restos in the district. Read on to learn about the locations, ordering system and the ramen.
'Ramen Purism' is a brand new ramen shop that opened on May 18th, 2019 in Osaka's Soemoncho. The shop is a collaboration between 'Sousaku Ramen style Hayashi,' and 'Jinrui Mina Menrui,' two very highly-rated Osaka ramen joints.
Ramen is a Japanese staple, but unfortunately, it is often made with pork broth making it is unsuitable for Muslim patrons. To counter that, Ramen Honolulu developed their own Halal ramen and now have many branches across Japan, including one in Osaka.