Hailing from Miyazaki City, this dynamic noodle shop opened their first shop in Fukuoka this June in Nishijin. The owner hopes this location, his fourth in Kyushu, will blow a new wind through Fukuoka’s tonkotsu-dominated ramen scene. You’re spoilt for choice with nine varieties of ramen and six different tsukemen “dipping noodle” dishes to choose from. Great for a hot summer night where you can’t face a boiling hot ramen – tsukemen is eaten by dipping cold noodles in warm, tasty broth. The light and refreshing Shio Tsukemen uses a chicken bouillon base with pork fat, natural salt, cucumber and lemon. There’s also regular offerings of pork, miso or soy broth, along with original menu items of Tomato Tsukemen and Clam Ramen. Plates of noodles in three sizes 200g, 300g and 400g are included for the same price, it’s your choice! Then there’s all-you-can-eat pickled cucumbers, and after finishing your noodles you’re offered a bowl of soup made from the leftover broth. Warm hospitality offered to foreigners begins with an English explanation on tsukemen eating etiquette posted near the ticket vending machine. Ready to venture beyond tonkotsu ramen? Try a dip at Chaga Shoten!
Chaga Shoten Nishijin Ten
Address: 5-1-11-1 Nishijin, Sawara-ku
Hours: Mon.~Thu. 11:00~21:00 / Fri. Sat. & day before Hol. 11:00 ~ 25:00 ※Times may vary
Menu: Shio Tsukemen ¥850, Soy Tsukemen ¥800, Chaga Tsukemen ¥850, Spicy Tsukemen ¥850, Chaga Ramen ¥650, Shio Ramen ¥700, Clam Ramen ¥700, Roasted Pork Mini-Rice Bowl ¥250
View Chaga Shoten Nishijin Ten in a larger map
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn176, August 2013)