The Most Difficult-to-Get Ramen in Japan: 'Ariran Ramen'
There's a special type of ramen called 'Ariran Ramen' that can only be found at a few ramen shops in the mountains of Chiba prefecture. It's the most difficult-to-get ramen in Japan not just because of the remoteness of the shops, but also because there's often a long line of customers waiting to eat it!
The Most Difficult-to-Get Ramen in Japan
The ramen can only be found at a few restaurants tucked away in the mountain recesses on Chiba's Boso Peninsula. Because of the remote location of the restaurants that serve the dish, ariran ramen is said to be the most difficult-to-eat ramen in Japan.
Furuichi started out by selling a basic style of ramen from a food cart which he pulled around. Supposedly, a customer one day told Mr. Furuichi that they wished he would make his own unique type ramen to serve. This spurred Mr. Furuichi to create what is now ariran ramen through a 5-year period of trial and error.
Word of the delicious new type of ramen quickly spread throughout Japan, and soon there was a line of customers from around the country forming every day to try the special bowl of noodles.
The name 'ariran' comes from the name of a famous mountain pass in Korea called the 'Arirang Pass.' Since his restaurant was located in a mountain pass, Mr. Furuichi wanted to create a spicy and slightly sweet ramen that would give travelers the stamina to cross the mountains.
Where to get Ariran Ramen
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