01.18 Five Great Ramen Shops to Visit During the Sapporo Snow Fe...

We Believe Shingen Has The Best Sapporo Ramen Japanese Noodles in Town. Period. Everything Is Great From Charshiu To Broth To The Noodles Themselves. Named after 16th-Century warlord Takeda Shingen, this noodle shop was originally founded in Hokkaido's Ishikari district. This Sapporo Rokujo branch is another miso ramen specialist, but it also has other strings to its noodle bow.  Choose from Shins...

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An Innovative Modern Alternative Take On Sapporo Miso Ramen - With A Fish Stock Maruha BEYOND's Miso Ramen Packs A Decidedkly Fishy Punch. Quite exactly what the name means I am not sure. What is it 'beyond'? Beyond the pale? Beyond reason? Beyonsd fantastic? Most likely it means 'beyond the normal interpretation of Hokkaido-style miso ramen.  Maruha BEYOND eschews traditional perceptions with a s...

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01.18 Five Great Ramen Shops to Visit During the Sapporo Snow Fe...

Hugely Popular Nationwide Sumire Is One Of Sapporos Oldest Ramen Noodle Specialists Sumire s The Very Epitome Of Sapporo Miso Ramen Noodles. Sumire is the granddaddy of Hokkaido Sapporo Miso Ramen. Established in the summer of 1964 as the country geared up to host its first Olympic Games, Sumire is just as popular today as it gears up for the second Olympiad in 2020. This branch in Susukino is ver...

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01.18 Five Great Ramen Shops to Visit During the Sapporo Snow Fe...

Keep Out The Winter Cold With These Tasty Spicy Sapporo Ramen Noodles Deno-san takes his inspiration from Szechuan Province, China.  175 Degrees Deno dispenses with the Sapporo miso ramen tradition, and instead opts for an amalgam of Chinese and Japanese influences to make this very tasty bowl of noodles. The shops name tells us much. Mr Deno, the founder, makes his own ra-yu- chili sauce by boili...

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01.18 Five Great Ramen Shops to Visit During the Sapporo Snow Fe...

You Like Butter And Sweetcorn In Your Sapporo Ramen Japanese Noodles? Then You'll Love Ramen No Daiko Oh Boy This Is Good! You Can't Beat Old School Sapporo Miso Ramen Daiko proudly boasts that it hasn't changed the style or taste of its legendary miso ramen since it doors opened in 1966. It is the ramen shop unofficially voted as 'best' from the city's thousands by those who should know - the mas...

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12.17 John’s Top 10 Kyoto Dining Experiences: Kappo Nakagawa Shi...

#6. Pike Conger Cuisine at Kappo Nakagawa Sanjo Hamo aka the pike conger or daggertooth is emblematic of Kyoto cuisine, and nowhere is it served with more loving care than at Kappo Nagawa Sanjo.

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07.17 Kyohei Ramen, Brilliant Noodles For All Tastes. Why isn’t ...

We’re bringing out the big guns for this, our 7th recommendation in our series of great Kyoto budget eats: the mighty Kyohei Ramen. I’ve been recommending this humble noodle shop on Teramachi-dori in the centre of Kyoto, just North of the city hall, for years.

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07.17 Bargain Eats @ Kyoto's Coolest Izakaya: #6 Kyogoku Sutando

There's something of the old Wild West Saloon about Kyogoku Sutando. One of Kyoto's oldest and most beloved hostelries, it's located in the Shinkyogoku covered arcade, right in the heart of downtown.

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07.17 Kyoto Culinary Gems on a Budget #5: Soba Roujina

Lovely reasonably priced, upmarket buckwheat noodle specialist on Ebisugawa, the ‘furniture street’. It’s a short walk from Teramachi-dori. Delicately aromatic, handmade juwari soba noodles are their forté. Try the kamo seiro, cold noodles dipped into a duck-filled hot sauce, or if you are particularly hungry, the teishoku lunch set.

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07.17 Real Kyoto Foodie Bargains #4: Daigin Shokudo

I 've been a regular customer at this fabulous shokudo canteen since the late 1980s. The prices have barely changed since then, and neither has the quality of their excellent, down-to-earth fare. Their hamburg teishoku and butajiru pork soup are simply wonderful, but in the heat of July a cold bowl of somen noodles and hiyayakko cold tofu might be preferable.

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07.17 Gion Festival Great Value Kyoto Dining: #3 Hinode Udon

When the crowds get too much, head over to the east of Kyoto to this fabulous wheat noodle specialist just a stone's throw from Eikando and Nanzenji Temples, and the Philosopher's Path. This is where the famous Kyoto ryorinin chefs come for lunch on their days off, and for our money - all 900 yen of it - this is the best curry udon in town. 

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07.17 Great Budget Kyoto Eateries for Gion Festival: #2 Manpuku

Another noodle specialist, and a rare find indeed, an eatery right in the heart of Gion Festival celebrations that doesn't inflate its prices. Manpuku serves chuka soba, the lighter 'Japanese-style' ramen, and is the epitome of an old-skool noodle shop. Small, family run, tasty and cheap.

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