Each region of Japan boasts distinct culinary offerings, including ramen. Kyushu’s specialty ramen is tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen with a creamy, opaque broth loaded with salty pork flavor. For a little taste of this deliciousness in Tokyo, head over to Kyushu Jangara Ramen in Omotesando. Located on Omotesando-dori (street), just steps from JR Harajuku station, this little shop on the second floor often sees a line out the door. The line moves very quickly, though, and it’s worth the wait. Order up a bowl from the person at the counter to the left of the entrance, receive a ticket, and await your seat. Once seated, enjoy the amazing deliciousness that is tonkotsu ramen.
And if you think you don’t like ramen based on the Top Ramen you ate in college, think again. Real Japanese ramen is NOTHING like the instant kind, and all it takes is one bowl to make you a believer.