Sapporo is known for its ramen (Chinese egg noodles). The whole city is scattered with ramen joints, but the most famous place to try ramen is in Ramen Yokocho - an alleyway packed with steaming, crowded, noodle restaurants.
Ramen stock comes in three main flavors: miso (fermented soybean paste), shio (salt) and shoyu (soy sauce). Hokkaido ramen specializes in the miso variety. There are spicy kara-kuchi ramen options too.
Ramen Yokocho is in the entertainment district of Susukino not far from the Susukino metro station on the Namboku Line.
Everyone has their favorite ramen hole-in-the-wall. On a recent trip we were recommended Shirakaba Sanso. Shirakaba Sanso has a number of shops in Sapporo, one in Chitose and another in Aqua City, Odaiba, Tokyo.
Tel: 011 512 7388
Images by Rob Markovitz
Saturday, October 10, 2009
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