Ramen in Nara -Vol. 1-
by Sayuri Fujimoto
I love Ramen! I know I’m not alone. There are Sooo many Ramen fans in Japan and even in the world.
Ramen is definitely getting popular to travelers to Japan now, so you might know what Ramen is.
Just in case, Ramen is…
A Japanese noodle dish. It consists of wheat noodles served in a meat or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, bamboo shoots condiment and boiled egg. Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, such as the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu and the miso ramen of Hokkaido.
Fujimon, Pork broth
Such a popular Ramen, You can find ramen shops everywhere in Japan.
In Nara, Tomio town is famous for ramen, where you can find many ramen shops with people standing in long queues in front of those shops.
You can get there by train, but I introduce a nearer ramen shop you can access from the Kintetsu Nara Station on foot.
It’s “Fujimon Seimen”.
Sounds like my name! It’s one of my favorites in Nara City.
They don’t use chemical seasoning and salts. They make their original noodles by themselves.
This ramen shop has two type of broths, fish or pork, and you can choose the type of noodle, thick or thin.
Fujimon, Fish broth
Both broths are sooo delicious!
These broths are mild & gentle for elder people and kids to be able to eat up their broth.
If you have a chance, why don’t you try this sophisticated tastes of the ramen and eat up the broth!