Kara-Miso Ramen: Sendai’s Specialty Spicy Noodle Soup
Today, I purchased a bowl of instant ramen at a nearby drugstore and enjoyed it at lunch.
What I ate just now is the cup ramen shown below named Sendai Kara-Miso Ramen/仙台辛味噌ラーメン from Yamadai’s New Touch Sugomen series.
I love this spicy miso ramen because it is rich in flavor with the right degree of spiciness.
And based on the product description, a miso maker in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, produces the miso soybean paste accompanying this instant ramen.
Sendai Kara-Miso Ramen (仙台辛味噌ラーメン)
For the unfamiliar, Sendai Kara-Miso Ramen is one of the noodle dishes representing Sendai City, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture.
In its name, Kara (辛) stands for “spicy” in English, and Kara-Miso Ramen is literally a spicy bowl of miso ramen.
Sendai is known for its miso production, and its specialty Aka (赤: red) miso, Sendai Miso (仙台味噌), has as long as about 400 years of history.
The traditional red miso has another name, Name-Miso (なめみそ: miso for licking), because the savory soybean paste is edible as is, featuring its distinctive dry taste.
Ramen Ajiyoshi (ラーメン味よし)
Among ramen restaurants in Sendai, Ramen Ajiyoshi (ラーメン味よし) has a long history and is famous for its Kara-Miso Ramen.
The ramen shop is generally regarded as the originator of Sendai Karamiso Ramen, which consists of medium-thick noodles in a white miso-based light-tasting broth.
As you can see in the picture above, the miso ramen of Ramen Ajiyoshi comes with a heap of spicy red miso placed in a Chinese soup spoon, garnished with Char-siu roast pork and chopped green onions.
If you are a ramen lover and plan to visit Sendai, Ramen Ajiyoshi’s Karamiso Ramen is definitely a must-try!
Address: 1-7-30 Nakakura, Wakabayashi-Ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture (Google Maps)
Open: (Weekdays) 11:30-15:00, 17:00-19:30 (Saturday & Sunday) 11:30-19:30
(Reference Page: Wikipedia 仙台ラーメン )