Menya Gokkei (in Ichijoji, Kyoto) – the very thick chicken plain hot water ramen tastes extremely exquisite
Ichijoji, which is near Ginkakuji Temple, is one of the most famous ramen battlefields in Kyoto. There are many ramen shops near such famous shops as Tentenyu and Takayasu and a lot of people visit the area to eat ramen day and night.
The soup they make by cooking chicken trunk and leg bones and a lot of chicken for half a day is chicken plain hot water like potage and reminds you of Tenkaippin. But it is much thicker than that of Tenkaippin. It also has umami (good flavor) of chicken and has no zatsumi (unfavorable taste).
The thick straight noodles, produced by a noodle maker in Kyoto, Menya Teigaku, are low hydrolysis ones. They go well with the soup. Toppings such as roasted butt of pork, fermented and seasoned bamboo shoots and higenegi (a kind of welsh onions) are also good.
In addition to Toridaku (the picture above), which is the shop’s signature, the shop has Akadaku, including red pepper, Kurodaku, including homemade garlic oil, Gyodaku, including fish meal. If you visit the shop for the first time, you should order Toridaku. I would like you to enjoy very thick chicken plain hot water ramen.
By the way, Ichijoji has recommended places other than ramen shops. One of them is Keibunsya, which was selected as “The world 10 best bookshops” by The Guardian. After eating ramen, I like relaxing and reading here. (Translated by Daisuke Miyatori)
Toridaku : ¥700
Akadaku : ¥700
Kurodaku : ¥700
Uodaku : ¥700 … and more
29-7, Ichijoji Nishitojikawara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
- Nearest Station
- Opening Hours
11:30～22:00 (The store will be closed as soon as the soup runs out)