Kara-Miso Ramen: Sendai’s Specialty Spicy Noodle Soup

Today for lunch, I purchased a bowl of instant ramen at a drugstore near my house and enjoyed it. 

What I ate just now is the cup ramen shown below “Sendai Kara-Miso Ramen (仙台辛味噌ラーメン)” from Yamadai’s New Touch Sugomen line.

New Touch Sugomen Sendai Kara Miso Ramen

I love this spicy miso ramen because it is rich in the flavor of miso with the right amount of spiciness. 

In fact, the miso soybean paste that comes with this instant ramen is produced by a miso maker located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

Sendai Kara-Miso Ramen (仙台辛味噌ラーメン)

Actually, as its name suggests, Sendai Kara-Miso Ramen is said to be one of the noodle dishes that represent Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture.

In its name, “Kara (辛)” is the Japanese word for “spicy”, so Kara-Miso Ramen is literally a spicy bowl of miso ramen.

The city of Sendai is famous as a miso production area in Japan, and its specialty Aka (red) miso “Sendai Miso (仙台味噌)” has about 400 years of history.

The traditional red miso, Sendai Miso features its distinctive, flavorful, dry taste and is also called “Name-Miso (なめみそ: Miso for licking)” because the savory soybean paste can be eaten as it is.

Ramen Ajiyoshi (ラーメン味よし)

Ramen Ajiyoshi Kara-Miso RamenImage: tabelog.com

When it comes to ramen restaurants in the city of Sendai, among others, with a long history, “Ramen Ajiyoshi (ラーメン味よし)” is especially famous for its Kara-Miso Ramen.

The ramen shop, Ramen Ajiyoshi is actually known as the originator of Sendai Karamiso Ramen, which consists of medium-thick wheat noodles in a light white miso-based broth.

As you can see in the picture above, the miso ramen is garnished with Chashu roast pork slices and chopped green onions and comes with a heap of spicy red miso paste placed in a Chinese soup spoon.

So you need to dissolve the miso paste in the ramen soup before eating.


If you are a ramen lover and have a chance to visit Sendai someday, the Ramen Ajiyoshi’s Karamiso Ramen is definitely a must-try for you!

Shop Information: Ramen Ajiyoshi

Address: 1-7-30 Nakakura, Wakabayashi-Ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (MAP)
Open: 11:30 to 20:00
Closed: Wednesdays

(Reference Page: Wikipedia 仙台ラーメン )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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