One of Hokkaido’s four major ramen, with thin and curly noodles served in light-tasting soup
In Kushiro, which is known for its ramen noodles, has more than 100 ramen restaurants and seven noodle companies. The ramen served in the city is quite simple, but a variety of ingredients are used for the soup – dried bonito and sardine, kombu seaweed, chicken stock, vegetables and pork bones. The thin, curly noodles were originally invented to shorten the time to cook them for the busy fishermen when the North Sea fishery was at its best. The tender, yet chewy noodles are traditionally served in soy sauce-flavoured soup, but salt flavour is also becoming popular in recent years.