If you are in Japan, you've probably come across this bright blue signboard before. The name on it is Fukushin, and its one of the most popular cheap ramen joints there is. Nothing pretentious, yet you can find some pretty good meals there for the price. Here's what we recommend if you go to Fukushin!
Fukushin specializes in Chinese cuisine adapted to Japanese taste, so naturally, you should try the tantanmen which is a very popular kind of Chinese ramen in Japan.
Ramen, Gyoza Dumplings, And Stir-Fried Rice
Obviously, this is pretty high on the carbs so this is a good choice if you're planning to have an active day. The "chahan" or stir-fry has some shrimps in it, the ramen is soy-based and the six dumplings are meant to be dipped in a vinegar, soy-based sauce, and spicy oil. This is a popular choice for the hungry Japanese salaryman.
Summer Ramen Dish: The Hiyashi Chuka
Hiyashi Chuka is a kind of ramen dish served cold that has lots of colourful toppings. This is also something that was inspired by Chinese cuisine but that is now considered typically Japanese. Only ¥690.
You can also have a tonkotsu ramen as a set with chahan and pickles, or just order it a la carte. Tonkotsu ramen is quite rich because the broth is pork-based.
Liver And Chives Stir-Fry
On the healthy side of the menu is the liver and "nira" (Chinese chives) stir-fry. This one has plenty of vegetables and is light and the liver is full of iron. This is a popular choice during the Japanese summer when people don't have much of an appetite and want to eat something healthy to help them fight off fatigue caused by summer heat.
Beer And Gyoza
Many people just go there for a cheap cold beer and some gyozas. The combination beer-gyoza is hard to beat during the summer time.
Fukushin provides people with satisfying cheap ramen and set meals. If you're a ramen junky, you might find the article below VERY interesting.