What is the "Asahikawa Ramem-bers" ?
The group Facebook “Asahikawa Ramem-bers” is supported by ramen fans. Those Asahikawa ramen fans introduce there where and what they eat with some pictures.
By looking at the article, we can see that there are stores having a high reputation for being delicious (many posts) and stores that have many loyal customers who come frequently.
« If this place is the favourite one of a ramen-lover, I must go! » Like this, our write went out to eat some noodles. But… aren’t you curious ? What kind of the taste a ramen shop chosen by a ramen-lover have ?
A ramen shop with a cute name. There is a post saying that this shop's ramens are delicious whatever you order.
Located on the corner of Route 40 and the circle line.
Our writer often used this road and saw a ramen shop. But to think that this was the infamous Tenten ?!
He went for a basic, soy sauce ramen. Kota decided to use the soy sauce ramen first to get to know the store.
The composition of the ingredients and the amount of fat added. This is the ideal Asahikawa ramen.
A mellow and rich soup that smoothly blends into your mouth. Delicious!
The noodles entwined in the soup are easy to eat. This is our writer’s favourite type of ramen.
And… It’s already finished!
The soy sauce ramen's taste was gentle but strong and memorable.
The chefs must have taken a lot of time to get to this result. Every single bowl are surely made accurately with thoughtfulness.
Ramen is something that you come to eat with a light feeling. This ramen shop managed to create this carefree taste.
Well, this first shop greatly satisfied our writer with its delicious taste.
Store name: Ramen Tenten
Address: 1-3-1-19 Suehiro, Asahikawa
Business hours: 11: 00-20: 00
Regular holiday: Irregular holiday
A shop often featured in threads and posts.
Located in Nagayama. The fabric banner says ramen, set meals, and horumonyaki.
Our reporter thought first that the ramen shop was also a bar but the inside was full with families.
Since some customers were having a friendly conversation with the clerk, our reporter supposed that most of the customers were regulars.
It's this community-based kind of store.
And, as usual, soy sauce ramen.
The soup is easy to drink.
The thin noodles go down smoothly, representing Asahikawa ramen in its glory.
This is an old-fashioned style of ramen but it tasted somewhat fresh and elegant.
Respecting the traditions while innovating.
Locals and regulars won't get tired of eating here every day.
This is again a big hit in our writer’s heart.
The roasted pork fillet was full of greasy flesh. Also delicious.
On the way home, our reporter noticed a sticker: "roasted pork fillet take out" on the wall.
No wonder. It's a gem that Asano is proud of.
Some regulars asked for cutlet ramen with the cutlet on a separate plate.
Apparently, in the Asano-style cutlet ramen we can choose between putting the cutlet on the bowl or eating it on a different plate. That's why there is also a rice set.
Ramem-bers also posted something about eating the cutlet separately.
Speaking of that, the menu is amazing.
From the grilled mutton ramen to hamburger ramen, what is that !?
But this will be for a next time !
It was an interesting store.
Was Nagayama along the national highway ? If it wasn’t for today our writer wouldn’t have known since it’s not a place he comes by often.
"I have been wasting my life by not knowing this ramen shop until now." Said our reporter as he went back home.
Store name: Asano
Address: Asahikawa-shi, Nagayama nanajō, 13-chōme 2 - 6
Business hours: 11: 00-20: 00
Regular holiday: Thursday
Looking like a cafe, NOODLE HOUSE is written on the wall.
It's now an ordinary ramen shop, but our writer wondered if this ramen shop was a cafe or something else in the past.
But let’s put this aside for the moment. There were many posts about this shop from the group members. They praised its high quality. The owner is also known for having a great personality.
Our author's radar lit up when he saw this ramen’s pictures: it looked delicious, just like he loves his ramens.
It’s here! And of course, a soy sauce ramen bowl. This is, again, a good old Asahikawa style ramen.
Delicate, rich, and has an outstanding taste. We understand now why this Ramen is so well-appreciated by the Ramem-bers.
It only takes one bite to be under the spell of this ramen!
Curly noodles with low water content... We don’t even need to explain how delicious this place is!
As our writer was focused on taking pictures, his noodles became soggy.
But Asahikawa ramen is delicious even when the noodle are soggy!
Asahikawa's unique chewy noodles are probably made to absorb the soup little by little over time. To put it another way, the Asahikawa ramen taste better when the noodle are soggy.
This is this kind of ramen shop.
The roasted pork fillet is large. This is also a good point.
The taste and softness are just right, enhancing the perfection of this ramen. Roasted pork fillet is an indispensable ingredient of ramens.
Anyway, the ramen of this shop is good.
This is why, few days later, our reporter also tried the miso ramen out.
Oh, miso is also good. The rich miso-flavored soup is exquisite.
Although, they didn’t used vegetable-made noodles, the miso ramen contains little bean sprouts, giving off a nice texture.
We can feel that the owner here is making every bowl of ramen with thoughtfulness.
This kind of thing really makes customers happy.
Store name: Ramenya Koraiken
Address: Hokkaidō, Asahikawa-shi, Shunkō Shijō 8-10-24
Business hours: 11: 30-14: 00
Regular holiday: Monday
The ramen shops all fully conveyed the goodness of Asahikawa ramen.
As expected, Ramem-bers know where the good shops are. Our writer is very satisfied and thankful to the group.
He will surely become a regular of few of these shops!
There are still many interest-worthy ramen shops in the Facebook group, and our writer plans to eat ‘em all.
So, stay tuned for more information!
Translated from KOTA's article.