札幌ラーメン Sapporo Ramen
Miso Ramen was invented in Sapporo, the largest city in the northern island of Hokkaido. The first miso ramen appreared around the early 1960's and quickly spread all over Sapporo city. In 1967 the first Sapporo style miso ramen store was set up in Tokyo. Today miso ramen is considered one of the four major types of ramen in Japan.
Because if the bitter cold winters in Sapporo, the miso ramen from this area is also famous for its heat and how it warms you up from the inside. The ramen is served very hot, often with a layer of oil to preserve the hear in the soup; A healthy serving of stir fried vegetables is also standard in Sapporo style ramen. To counter balance the texture of the stir fried bean sprouts, onions and carrots, they use thicker, curly noodles that has a strong presence as well.
★★★★ 白樺山荘 (Shirakaba Sansou) - Sapporo
★★ 満龍 (Manryu) - Sapporo
★★★ 山岡家 (Yamaoka-ke) - Sapporo
★★★ 麺屋 Chichi - Sapporo
★ 味噌丸 (Miso-maru) - Tokyo
★★★ 味噌一 (Miso-ichi) - Tokyo