Updated: February 05, 2019
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Discover Old-School Yokohama Iekei "Home-Style" Ramen

Yokohama-iekei Ramen is a speciality ramen dish that originates from the Yokohama area. It literally means "homestyle or family-style" and is one of the creations of a Yokohama local all the way back in 1974. This iekei style of ramen has gained somewhat of a cult following in Japan is a must-try for any ramen-buff!

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Local style ramen eatery in Nakano

Located just a few minutes walk from Nakano station at the very end of Nakano Broadway, you'll find this quaint ramen shop serving up one of my favourite ramen dishes in all of Tokyo. It's called "Yokohama Iekei Ramen Nakano-ka", literally meaning Yokohama family Ramen in Nakano.
There are over 15 different ramen places to choose from in Nakano, all serving different style's of the national favourite noodle dish, but Yokohama Iekei has to be my go-to for a hangover cure on a lazy Sunday; or a pick-me-up mid-week!
They have a couple of different styles/flavours here, but you can customise your own by adding extra toppings to suit your taste-buds. The most-basic ramen you can get is 650 yen and is a tonkotsu soy based dish plenty big enough to fill up a hungry belly.
What's cool about this place is that you can choose the texture of the noodles - from soft to hard, amount of fat in the soup, and the boldness of the soup stock. It may be a little confusing for the first time ramen eater, but the staff here are really friendly and will serve you something that will leave you wanting more!
The soup stock is a creamy tonkotsu (pork broth) base and adds this bold punch to the dish. There's a bunch of condiments that you can add to the dish like minced garlic, ginger, chilli bean paste, vinegar, black pepper, sesame seeds, and chilli oil. Make sure you try the soup and noodles without the condiments first to taste the real flavour of the dish.
All the dishes have 4 basic toppings: char Siew pork, quail egg, spinach, and dried seaweed sheets. You can pay extra for more toppings.

Another thing to mention, you get a never-ending bowl of rice to accompany your ramen too which is perfect if you're super hungry. Otherwise, say no to the rice and get a larger bowl of ramen!
There are lots of different styles of ramen all across Japan, Yokohama-iekei being just one of them. Each come with their own set of flavours, spices, and special cooking methods.

If your goal is to eat ramen in Japan, chuck this one on your list of things to do in Tokyo! You will certainly not be disappointed!

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