The Best Ramen in Sapporo
After a long day at the Shiroi Koibito Park, we decided that we could have an early dinner and relax for the evening. We were still adjusting to the cold, and really didn’t feel like traveling far for food. In this kind of weather, only one cuisine comes to mind. Unanimously and spontaneously, we decided to have ramen! A quick Google search while in our room, showed that 5 minutes away lies a small ramen stall called Ramen Shingen. And off we go for food!
Ramen Shingen, Affordable and Delicious
We read online that this place is actually quite famous. Luckily for us, there was only a few customers in front. Had we come a few minutes later, the queue would have been snaking its way out of the stall! No kidding! Like most traditional ramen stalls, it was a tiny shop that houses around 10 – 12 customers by the counter.
Fortunately for us, they had English menus. While waiting for our turns in the shop, the assistant got us to place our orders. She was extremely friendly (as with all Japanese staff) and patiently recommended the different flavors to us. We had different flavors of ramen with chasu, the recommended tasty miso flavor, and the harima (rich salt) flavor. Also, we had a plate of gyoza to go along with our noodles.
Our food was served to us shortly after we got seated. This was hands-down the best ramen we’ve ever eaten in Japan. The broth was super rich and tasty, and you won’t feel thirsty at all after drinking the soup. Verdict: even if we had to queue in the snow for this, it would have been worth it. We didn’t queue at all though muahaha!
Information About Ramen Shingen
Address: 8 Chome-8-2 Minami 6 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0806, Japan
Opening Hours: 11.30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily
Average Price: ¥950 for ramen, ¥380 for gyoza
Nearest Tram Station: Higashihonganji-Mae Station