Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Howdy? it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our trip to Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume City, Fukuoka.

Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Seiyoken is one of the oldest tonkotsu ramen stores in Kurume City, a is a middle-sized city in Fukuoka Prefecture. Let’s find out what makes it so special.

Here we are. Hey look! the ramen-stand-alike gate is attached to the entrance!

 

As soon as I entered the store, I smelled very strong tonkotsu (pork broth). If you are not used to it, it may be shocking. I couldn’t help doing this face. (>n<) Well, my bad. The smell reminded me of food stands in Hakata (Fukuoka).

 

Tonkotsu soup in general is rich and fatty but this place serves very light tonkotsu soup as well. I had regular and Ren (Mrs. Wada) had light one called sukkiri. By the way, a waitress asked me something like ‘would it be OK with kari-kari..’ I wasn’t sure so just said yes. Turns out, she referred to deep-fried crispy pork skin on ramen. (kari-kari = crisp). Ah, I get it. While waiting for my food I got used to the smell more. I guess I’m ready for it. And here comes my tonkotsu ramen. It was pretty good actually. Soup is super rich and noodles are thin just like Bari in Okayama. Gyoza was awesome as well.

 

Ren’s ramen was cool also. Soup is clear but still remains rich.

Definitely recommended!

 

Information

Name Kurume Ramen Seiyoken (Suwanomachi store)
Access 1798-6 Suwanomachi Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
Business Hours Weekdays: 11:30 – 21:30
Saturdays, Sundays ad holidays: 11:00 – 22:00
Closed on 3rd Tuesday every month and January 1st
Contact 0942-32-9736
Website http://seiyo-ken.jp/english/index.php

 

Lastly

How do you find it? There are actually several locations in Fukuoka. If you are around, you should try one.

See you around!

Recommended Wakayama Ramen: Marui

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce an awesome Wakayama ramen we had in Wakayama City.

Recommended Wakayama Ramen: Marui

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

We were totally new to the city, so we decided to pick the closest ramen place that looks popular on the web. And this is it, Wakayama Ramen Marui. Apparently it gets lineups at night. We were lucky that it was rather early.

Characteristics of Wakayama Ramen is its soup which is mix of Tonkotsu and Syoyu (learn a bit more about ramen soup here). Try regular ramen menu if you have no idea what to get. Well, generally speaking this is the best way to see if the place is good.

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

Tada. That’s a lot of spring onions! The soup is not too light but not as heavy/fatty as Tonkotsu soup is. I love it!

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

This is Chashu-ramen (regular ramen with extra pork slices). Can’t tell the difference in the photo though it got more meat hidden underneath.

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

Hm? There are little pieces of something on the table. It says Sushi…..sushi? Let’s try one!

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

 

Oh cool. It’s got a slice of mackerel on sushi rice. What an easy snack Sushi!

Wakayama Ramen: Marui Ramen

OK. Let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Wakayama Ramen Marui (Junibancho Store) 
Access
87 Jūnibanchō,, Wakayama-shi
Business Hours
Weekdays: 11:00~21:00 (order until 20:30)
Closed: Sundays
Contact
073-425-6678

 

Wakayama Ramen Marui (Nakanoshima Store)
Access
2323 Nakanoshima, Wakayama
Business Hours
Weekdays: 19:00-3:00 (order 3:00)
Saturdays: 19:00-4:00 (order until 4:00)
Closed: Sundays
Contact
073-427-2662

Website <http://ramen-marui.com/english/>

 

Lastly

How do you find it? When you are looking for a place to eat in Wakayama City, there is a place for ya. Hope it helps.

See you around!