Miso Ramen

 

 

 

Overview

Miso ramen is a dish that represents Hokkaido among Japanese ramen. The soup based on miso is rich and flavorful, making it very suitable for the cold climate of Hokkaido. Miso ramen is not only warming but also high in nutritional value and is known as a filling meal.

 

History and Origins

Miso ramen is said to have been devised by Morito Omiya, the founder of "Aji no Sanpei" in Sapporo in 1955. Prior to this, ramen was mainly soy sauce-based, but by making miso the base of the soup, ramen with a completely new flavor and richness was born. It quickly became popular as a warm ramen ideal for the harsh winters of Sapporo and spread throughout Hokkaido.

 

Features

The feature of miso ramen lies in its rich and flavorful soup. The base of the soup uses pork bones, chicken carcasses, seafood, etc., and by adding miso sauce, it is finished with a rich flavor. The types of miso also vary, such as red miso, white miso, mixed miso, and each has a different flavor. The soup usually contains a lot of fat and has a warming effect suitable for the cold climate of Hokkaido.

 

Toppings

Typical toppings for miso ramen are butter, corn, char siu, green onions, bean sprouts, menma, etc. Especially, the toppings of butter and corn are unique to Sapporo ramen, adding smoothness and sweetness to the rich miso soup. Also, it is often topped with stir-fried vegetables, which enhances the flavor when it melts into the soup.

 

Regional Variations

Miso ramen has various variations mainly in Hokkaido. While rich miso soup is mainstream in Sapporo, in Asahikawa it is common to add miso to a double soup of pork bone and seafood. Also, in Hakodate, a slightly lighter miso ramen can be served. There are regional features, and you can enjoy different flavors.

 

The Charm of Miso Ramen

The charm of miso ramen lies in its rich soup and flavorful taste. Since miso itself is a fermented food, it is rich in umami components and adds depth and richness to the soup. Besides, since it originated in Hokkaido, a cold region, it has a high warming effect and is particularly popular in winter. Also, the smoothness and sweetness are added to the soup by toppings such as butter and corn, allowing you to enjoy a unique flavor.

 

Secret Famous Shops That Japanese Ramen Lovers Go To

There are many famous miso ramen shops in Tokyo. Here are some of them:

 

Sanntora

Address: Prestige 362 1F 102, 362 Yamabuki Town, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-6265-3989

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Miso-Kko Fuku

Address: 2-40-11 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Shimen Road Building 1F

Phone: Not public

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Oshima

Address: 6-7-13 Funabori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-3680-2601

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Hanamichian Miso Noodle Shop

Address: 6-23-12 Nogata, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-6902-2619

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Menya Hanada Ikebukuro Store

Address: 1-23-8 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Higashi-Ikebukuro ISK Building

Phone: 03-3988-5188

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Asahicho Neighborhood Association

Address: 3-5-1 Itabashi, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Livio Tower Itabashi 105

Phone: 03-6915-5569

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Yadoya Hachido Shaki Miso Ramen

Address: 1-11-4 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-6303-0180

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Ramen Ren

Address: 8-22-3 Nishikamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Imperial Kamata 1F

Phone: 03-6428-7847

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Karashibi Miso Ramen Kikanbo

Address: 2-10-9 Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone: Not public

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Miso Noodle Shop Tasakaya

Address: 3-30-2 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Ferris Nishi-Ikebukuro 1F

Phone: Not public

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