The secret to its delicious flavor
Hakata ramen is a popular ramen dish in Fukuoka.
Hakata ramen is predominantly made in Fukuoka City in Fukuoka Prefecture, and is characterized by its tonkotsu (pork bone) soup and straight, thin noodles.
The noodles are unique, with mainly thin, white noodles similar to somen (vermicelli-style noodles) being served in ramen restaurants in the region.
The noodles served in restaurants also use a designated type of flour: ramugi.
Developed in Fukuoka Prefecture, ramugi is the secret of the delicious noodles.
The noodles lack the chewiness of regular ramen, and they are characterized by their ability to quickly soak up the broth they are served in.
With thin noodles that mix well with the broth, Hakata ramen delivers a ramen dish that is tastier than other regions.
A good thing about Hakata ramen is that you can specify how firm or soft you want your noodles to be boiled when you order them.
Being able to tailor the firmness of the noodles makes Hakata ramen popular with other regions as well.