Do you like ramen, the Japanese noodle soup? If you are a big fan of ramen, you must have heard of Hakata Ramen. Many say it is the best pork bone broth ramen (tonkotsu) in Japan. Hakata is a ward of Fukuoka city. This Japan’s sixth-largest city, capital of Kyushu Island, is well known for its various and tasty ramen. You can find both chained and independent ramen stalls easily at every corner of the city.
Ichiran Ramen is the most famous ramen chained restauranr specialising in pork bone broth ramen. This worldwide chain began in Fukuoka as a humble ramen stall in 1960 and now you can find it even in New York city. In Fukuoka I found its main shop, look how many floors it has! So huge for a ramen restaurant. I think it would be nice to sit on the highest floor, have a ramen with beautiful view of Nakasu district of Fukuoka city.
Inside the big shopping compact Amu Plaza Hakata, near JR Hakata station, there is a popular indoor "ramen street" (yes, inside the shopping center) where you can find a full floor of small ramen restaurants. Inside Hakata City, there's not only ramen street, there's also a "drink street" full of bars. Maybe because Fukuoka is cold during the winter, so it's better to drink in the "drink street" inside the shopping mall instead of a real street outside XD
Sichuan Dan Dan noodle is also popular in Japan.
I tried the tonkotsu ramen there and it was great! If you are a ramen fan, don't forget to put Fukuoka in your travel bucket list in your next Japan trip.
在博多站的购物中心，有一层叫做 “博多拉面街”。里面有一些拉面店特地装修成露天“屋台”小吃的样子。（福冈还保留了很久以前的室外“屋台”的文化，有空我也来写写这里屋台文化。）我觉得室内拉面街这个概念很有意思，在这个购物中心，除了有拉面街，还有纪念品街，酒吧街…… 还是很聪明的，毕竟今年九州那么冷，在室内喝酒就舒服多了。我进去了一家做豚骨拉面很有名的拉面店，的确超好吃！