Miso ramen in Himeji

Ramen, an originally Chinese noodle soup, was adopted by the Japanese and now a popular dish all over Japan with many regional and culinary variations.

Some years ago, in the city of Himeji I had this delicious bowl of pork miso ramen (buto miso ramen) before visiting the blossoming cherry trees evening spectacle by the city’s famous castle. I love the richness of the flavours and texture, the miso, the pork fat, the full-flavoured soup that all the other ingredients are soaking in.

The miso ramen type originates from Hokkaido, the northen part of Japan, and I can imagine the bliss of such a bowl of hot delight on a cold winter day.
Ramen-no-Horyu, this Himeji ramen restaurant, was of the classic, simple and slightly greasy kind, which I guess underlines its authenticity and tastyness of dishes. I had the place almost to myself this evening and loved it.


The pork pieces are wonderfully tasty and rich.


Ramen-no-Horyu, Himeji. Recommended in Lonely Planet’s Japan (2009 edition).
More on ramen here: Wikipedia and ramenadventures.

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