Tonkotsu Ramen (Pork Bones Broth Ramen Noodles)

Most people would agree that Tonkotsu Ramen is about the most beloved of all gourmet dishes in Fukuoka. Some Ramen shops are now famous throughout Japan. The thick white soup may appear fatty to the eye, but it tastes surprisingly light. Unlike ramens in the Tokyo area, the noodles are thin and straight. The combination of those noodles and thick soup are sure to entice you! In Fukuoka, you can order the “doneness” of the noodles or request a Kaedama (Extra set of noodles). If you want a Kaedama, be sure to order before you finish the first bowl. Otherwise, your soup will get too cold to enjoy your second set of noodles.
Each bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen costs 400 to 600 yen. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Here in Fukuoka, people enjoy a bowl of Ramen after an evening of drinking, too.

Also, we recommend you enjoy Ramen not just in noodle shops but also in a Yatai (Mobile Food Stall). You can find all kids of Yatai in and around Tenjin and Nakasu areas. Many are just 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from Nishitetsu Line Fukuoka Station.

Furthermore, if you would like to cook your own Ramen, a well-known noodle restaurant, Ippudo, offers a cooking class. You can even learn how to make the noodles! Each class takes about 3 hours but costs only 1,000 yen. You can get there by a bus from JR Hakata Station in 20 minutes. This facility is called Child Kitchen but it’s not just for kids. You can have awesome experience with your friends, family or colleagues.

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