'Kansui' is an ingredient that is absolutely essential to ramen noodles, as it gives the noodles their characteristic springiness and taste. However, there are some who worry about the safety of adding artificial additives to the noodles. For those who worry, there's a shop in Tokyo that makes completely natural and additive-free noodles which use 'natural kansui.'
At an 8-minute walk from the Nakano Station, Menya Hashimoto serves ramen made with an excellent balance of meat and fish broth. Some people say they could eat it every day. Find out more about this popular ramen joint you should try when you are in Nakano, Tokyo.
Opened since November 2017, Hakata Ramen Isshindo serves three kinds of tonkotsu ramen, including a spicy miso one that we've tried! The place is worth the go for a cheap satisfying meal. Located right next to the Shin Nakano station.