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You can eat authentic ramen at home! 5 Souvenir Ramen from Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the birthplace of ramen in Japan. Shops here compete over the taste of their ramen, but they also offer a wide array of ramen for souvenir or present that you can take home with you! Here are five ramen you can buy in Hokkaido that will let you taste the flavors distinct to the famous shops in the region at the comfort of your own home.

1. Ebisoba Ichigen

Ebisoba Ichigen, which gives customers the authentic taste of ramen in Hokkaido that is blessed with various kinds of seafood, has its main shop located in Sapporo. As the name of this shop implies ("ebi" means shrimp and "soba" is what ramen used to be called), the ramen here comes with soup that tastes of sweet pink shrimp, and customers can choose between very thick and thin noodles. Both noodles draw out the flavors of the soup and those who have been to this place love the burst of shrimp flavors in their mouth when they slurp the noodles. Ebisoba Ichigen is a famous shop that sees a constant traffic of customers every day.

Where to buy: New Chitose Airport
Products sold: Ebisoba Ichigen Miso Flavor – 2-Pack (2 sets of 125g raw noodles, 55g soup and 10g shrimp oil) (648 JPY (incl. tax))
Ebisoba Ichigen Shio (Salt)/Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Flavors – 2-Pack (2 sets of 125g raw noodles, 50g soup and 10g shrimp oil) (648 JPY (incl. tax) each)
※Separate charges apply for delivery
Expiration date: 30 days from manufacturing date at room temperature

1. Ebisoba Ichigen

9-1024-10 Minami 7-Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

2. Shingen

Hokkaido is the home of miso ramen and you will definitely die for the rich taste of miso ramen during the cold days of winter in this region. Headquartered in Ishikari, Shingen is a famous ramen shop that has branches in Sapporo’s Susukino and other areas. Its soup that is made from slowly boiling pork bones and vegetables has established quite a reputation. This shop is well loved not only by the locals, but also by tourists and travelers that pass through. And now, you can take home that miso ramen in instant ramen form. This instant ramen from Shingen contains medium-thick curly noodles that go really well with the soup. Filled with the delicious flavors of Hokkaido, you will surely drink its soup up to the last drop.

Where to buy: Chitose Airport
Products sold: Shingen Rich Miso Flavor – 2-Pack (2 sets of 120g noodles and 100g soup) (price starts at 648 JPY (incl. tax))
※Separate charges apply for delivery
Expiration date: 2 weeks from manufacturing date

※Photo is for illustration purposes

2. Shingen

1F Life Broad, 1-5 Hanakawa Minami 1-jo, Ishikari-shi, Hokkaido

3. Hokkaido Rishirito Rishiri Kombu Ramen

Rishirito (Rishiri Island) is an island located in the Sea of Japan, deep in the north of Hokkaido. This island is famous for Mt. Rishiri, a mountain said to resemble Mt. Fuji and is sometimes called Rishiri Fuji, and it is a treasure trove of marine products that represent Hokkaido. And in these nutrient-rich waters, you will find Rishiri kombu, the finest kind of kelp in Japan. Kelp is an ingredient essential to Japanese cuisine. The Rishiri Kombu Ramen is a ramen that is famous for its noodles that are made by kneading kombu into them and are characterized by their rich body and chewy texture. Its exquisite salty taste is attracting a lot of attention on TV and over the Internet lately. If you want to order directly, you have to call or send a fax. However, you can also purchase this ramen at the airport and through online sites. This ramen mainly comes in a set of 10 packs of instant ramen with natural grated kombu.

Where to buy: New Chitose Airport
Products sold: Rishiri Kombu Ramen (Shio Flavor) Tororo Kombu – 10-Pack (2,462 JPY (incl. tax))
※Separate charges apply for delivery
Expiration date: 6 months from manufacturing date

3. Hokkaido Rishirito Rishiri Kombu Ramen

187 Aza-Masatomari Senhoshi, Rishiri-cho, Rishiri-gun, Hokkaido

4. Sumire

Sumire is a well-established shop opened in 1964 serving Sapporo ramen. Aside from its traditional miso ramen, this shop’s other carefully created flavors also continue to spread in popularity all over Japan. With their thick and full-bodied curly noodles, robust soup, and the flavors of miso, salt, and soy sauce, Sumire’s ramen products are increasingly becoming available in online shops that you can access from home. Sumire’s instant noodles that can last for 180 days debuted in the market in miso and soy sauce flavors first, and then followed by salt flavor. This shop’s instant noodles are sold in a set, with each pack containing 90g of noodles and 85g of soup.

Selling place: Sumire Main Shop
Products sold: Sumire Instant Noodles 6-Pack Set (3 Miso, 2 Soy Sauce and 1 Salt) (2,000 JPY (incl. tax)), Sumire Instant Noodles 10-Pack Set (Any combination possible) (3,240 JPY (incl. tax))
※Separate charges apply for delivery
Expiration date: 180 days from manufacturing date

4. Sumire

4-7-28 Nakanoshima 2-jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

5. Ramen Daidaiya

When it comes to Hokkaido ramen, then the famous spots for such would have to be Sapporo, Asahikawa, and Hakodate. In Asahikawa, however, there is a shop that can create a long line of customers outside its door: Ramen Daidaiya. This shop has five branches in Hokkaido. Its Kuro Shoyu (Black Soy Sauce) Ramen, which is topped with charcoal-grilled pork, takes pride in its soup that uniquely blends a number of soy sauces that use the highest quality of whole soybeans. This ramen is getting rave reviews thanks to the great way that its medium-thick curly noodles mix with the soup. While this ramen is only available for delivery, it really is still worth trying!

Selling place: None, for delivery only
Products sold: Sapporo Meiten Daidaiya Kuro Shoyu Ramen – 2-Pack (2 sets of 130g noodles, 48g soup and 20g seasoned oil) (648 JPY (incl. tax))
※Separate charges apply for delivery
Expiration date: 30 days from manufacturing date

5. Ramen Daidaiya

1 Higashiasahikawa Minami 1-jo, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido

Hokkaido ramen keeps on progressing together with the times. This list contains only ramen products from popular shops in Hokkaido. Note that it also features a rare ramen from an outlying island, so how about setting out to create a wonderful story from your journey?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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