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5 Unique Ramen Flavours from Tokyo

Ramen is a staple meal not just in Japan, but all over the world.
In Singapore, we sure do love our Ramen.
From restaurants to fast food to even instant noodles,
Ramen has permeated our food culture in a mouth-watering manner.
So which Ramen flavour is your favourite?
There are the standard mainstays like shoyu (soya sauce), tonkotsu (pork broth) and miso.
Can't go wrong with those choices!
And then there are the more unique flavours. So unique that most shops selling them are located in Tokyo.
Here are 5 Ramen flavours in Tokyo that you may not have tasted before.

Cheese Ramen

Miso and tonkotsu with cheese. Sounds like a match made in Ramen heaven!

At Tsukumo Ramen in Tokyo, Ramen is served with tonkotsu broth and a side of miso soup. The crowning glory is a generous dose of quality long aged cheese from Hokkaido sprinkled on the Ramen.

Since opening more than 20 years ago, Tsukumo Ramen has earned a reputation for serving the best piping hot cheese Ramen in Tokyo. They have other more common flavours, but first-timers have to try their signature dish and experience this cheesy delight!

Tsukumo Ramen

Duck Ramen

Located at the popular Ginza area, Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke offers flavour-heavy duck broth Ramen.

Depending on your preference, you can choose between light or rich soup to go along with your roasted duck Ramen. Other dishes served with duck include Tsuke Soba (dipping noodle) and Kamoju (rice with duck slices).

The good news: Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke recently opened in Holland Village in singapore! We still recommend checking out the original outlet in Tokyo too if you get the chance.

Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke

Shrimp Ramen

Seafood lovers will be delighted! The Sapporo-based restaurant Ebisoba Ichigen's signature dish is Ramen made with shrimp broth.

It is made with concentrated shrimp stock cooked freshly everyday with sweet shrimp heads, giving the broth a sweet full-bodied aromatic flavour.

For the adventurous Ramen lovers, you can mix the shrimp broth with tonkotsu soup for an even more punchy taste. Add ginger pickles in vinegar, tempura bits with shrimp flavour in ginger, pork belly and boiled egg to complete the specialty ramen.

Ebisoba Ichigen

Lamb Ramen

Lamb may be an acquired taste, but lamb Ramen is a dish everyone should try at least once. Mensho Tokyo, located near Tokyo Dome, is well-known for their creative lamb broth Ramen.

To make the taste more appealing to the mainstream, the lamb broth is mixed with pork broth to tone down the gamey lamb flavour.
The result is a rich, mild and aromatic Ramen that will be a delight for your taste buds, even if you're not a fan of lamb.

Mensho Tokyo

Pizza Ramen

The last on our list is a special pizza ramen. Pizza Ramen sounds a little too crazy, doesn't it? Yet somehow, Ajito Ism near Oimachi Station makes this east-west fusion work deliciously.

They specialize in Italian-themed Ramen dishes, and are well known for their signature dish: pizza soba. It is served dry with tomato sauce, cheese, salami, vegetables and a mix of Italian and Japanese spices.

For a truly unique Ramen experience, this is a must try!

Ajito Ism

The next time you're in Tokyo, be sure to visit some of these Ramen outlets to pamper your taste buds!
To read more about Ramen, check out this guide to eating Ramen in Tokyo.