Karaage Ramen: A Rare Variety of Ramen, Where to Eat
Together with ramen, Karaage is one of the foods we (Japanese) love most, which, based on my personal opinion, is almost synonymous with Tori no Karaage (鶏の唐揚げ) or chicken Karaage.
Karaage Ramen (からあげラーメン)
Karaage and ramen are both Japan’s favorite dishes, but I have never seen Karaage ramen on the menu of ramen restaurants.
Nonetheless, (chicken) Karaage flavor instant ramen is occasionally available as a limited-time offer, and I bought this Nissin Cup Noodle Karaage Lemon instant ramen the other day.
If you are not particular about details, Karaage ramen is very easy to prepare like this.
First, make Tori no Karaage and your desired flavor of ramen separately. And then, top the bowl of ramen with the fried chicken.
But after that purchase, I wondered where I could eat authentic Karaage ramen. So, this time, I researched that online.
Where to Eat
As a result, I found that in Niigata Prefecture, Shirahamaya (白浜屋), a ramen shop located in Sekiya, has Karaage ramen on the menu,
and Ramen Izumi (ラーメン いずみ) in Midori City, Gunma, is well-known for its Karaage ramen.
That said, after all, Karaage ramen is a rare variety of ramen and can’t be found nearby. So I’m okay with this for now.