Number one approval rate from the people of Kochi! Grand prix winner of the noodles section
In 2009, a competition using locally produced food called “Kochi B level gourmet competition” was held in order to revitalize Kochi. Kochi is famous for its largest produce in Chinese chives, eggplants and ginger, as well as the high quality taste of shirasu (dried young sardines). This was an attempt to use these ingredients, make a new local specialty and to appeal the greatness of Kochi across Japan. Many ideas were collected from the people of Kochi for the noodles section and rice bowl section, and the menu that won the noodles section was “shirasu ramen”. Shirasu ramen is a ramen suitable for Kochi, known as the prefecture with the longest daylight, with shirasu stock as its soup and plenty of shirasu as its toppings.