Written by Chiara Mischke
Safe To Visit With Your Girlfriend! 5 Healthy Ramen Shops In Tokyo
Many people might think of ramen as an unhealthy fast food! This article introduces to you five ramen shops that are serving healthy ramen. Some are even vegan and made with organic ingredients! These ramen dishes are great for all genders and ages.
Ramen has the image of being very unhealthy. It's often thought as a Japanese dish that guys enjoy for lunch or after a couple of beers.
You might be thinking that ramen isn't really something girls would enjoy.
Well, not every ramen is unhealthy and full of calories! Let us introduce to you five dining places with ramen that are not only good for you, they are also delicious!
1. Sora no Iro Nippon
Probably the healthiest ramen on our list! Sora no Iro has a variety of ramen to choose from, all made with organic ingredients.
However, their most popular item must be their vegan ramen. The soup stock is made of carrot juice and topped off with seasonal vegetables. You can also choose their variety with egg topping which would make it vegetarian, not vegan.
The flour of the noodles is mixed with paprika which gives the noodles a flavor of their own. If you want your ramen to be even healthier, you can replace the regular noodles with brown rice noodles.
The ramen is very mild in flavor but you can add spices like fresh ground pink sea salt and fried garlic to taste.
If you are not interested in vegan ramen, you can also choose one of their other options.
Sora no Iro has shops all over Tokyo. Every shop has a different menu but all of their items are healthy and delicious.
|Address||Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station B1|
|Business Time||10:30 - 23:00(L.O. 22:30)|
|Accepted Credit Cards||Not Available|
|Menu/Pamphlets in Other Languages||Japanese, English|
|Nearest station||Tokyo Station|
|Access||Tokyo Ramen Street in Tokyo Station|
|Price||800 yen and up|
2. Kipposhi's Blue Ramen
Kipposhi in Asakusa got Instagram famous in 2017 for their blue ramen inspired by the Hawaiian sea.
You might be wondering how blue ramen can be good for you. The base of this ramen is a low-fat chicken stock while the blue color is created all natural. However, it is the chef's secret how he creates the color.
The ramen is topped with healthy vegetables and juicy low-fat chicken as well as an egg that has just the right amount of firmness. Altogether, this creates a healthy, fun and really tasty dish.
If blue ramen isn't your thing you can choose from a variety of regular chicken soup based ramen. We also recommend the richness chicken soup “salt” ramen, which has a rich flavor and is topped with fresh vegetables.
Whichever you choose, you will be able to enjoy a delicious, healthy bowl of ramen with an artistic twist.
3. Menya Rockando
RockanDo is a quiet ramen store located in Ikebukuro. They have various ramen to choose from but their most popular dish is their salt-flavored green noodle ramen with yuzu and Japanese parsley. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit, giving it a refreshing taste. Japanese parsley is supposed to be extremely healthy and reduces inflammation and swelling.
What also makes this ramen unique that they use no meat whatsoever in their stock. It is completely fish based.
You might also realize that the noodles used in this ramen are green! The dough is made by combining flour from Hokkaido with Euglena Seaweed from Ishigaki Island.
The noodles don't taste or smell any different than normal noodles, but they are much higher in nutrients! It is definitely a unique dish to try out!
4. AFURI Ramen
AFURI has long made a name for itself with their high-quality ramen. The soup stock is made in Kanagawa with fresh spring water and local ingredients.
A couple of years ago they added a vegan version to their menu. The dish is called "seasonal vegetable vegan ramen". The seasonal part just refers to the vegetables, not to the ramen itself. You can get their vegan ramen all year round.
The noodles in this vegan ramen are made from powdered lotus root and flour. The soup stock just uses vegetables and salt and the dish is garnished with fresh vegetables as well. As its vegan, no animal products are used in the soup or in the noodles.
You can also try their bestseller, the yuzu salt ramen. It is a chicken based ramen with a gentle, refreshing taste. The thin noodles are made from a blend of rye and whole wheat flour from Hokkaido. The special noodles and the chicken soup make this ramen another healthy choice at AFURI.
5. Mitsuyado Seimen
At Mitsuyado Seimen you can easily create a ramen customized to your taste. Choose between a chicken and soy sauce based soup or a seafood and pork bone based soup and a variety of toppings.
You can also decide if you want ramen (noodles in soup) or tsukemen (noodles and soup are served separately). There are even soup-less noodles also known as ae soba.
What makes Mitsuyado Seimen so special is that their noodles are handmade at the shop. They have two varieties of noodles you can choose from: the regular type and the whole wheat type. You can watch both being made at the store. Of course, your dish becomes even healthier if you choose the whole wheat noodle variety.
Their most popular tsukemen is yuzu flavored. The yuzu gives the tsukemen a refreshing taste and goes well with both kinds of soup.
This ramen shop is so popular that it has even expanded to the Philipines and Malaysia
Ramen Can Be Delicious and Healthy!
Ramen has gained a bad name as an unhealthy dish. However, if you choose carefully, you can actually find ramen that contains ingredients that are good for you.
Therefore, ramen doesn't have to be an unhealthy fast food. It can make for a delicious and nutritious meal for any gender or age. How about giving these healthy options a try?