Tonkotsu Ramen with a Sukiyaki-like Sweetness
Todai Kyoto is one of the restaurants that are open in the Ramen theme park “KYOTO RAMEN KOJI”, where famous Ramen restaurants gather from all over the Japan.
The most well-known Ramen restaurants in the country are here at “KYOTO RAMEN KOJI”, and each restaurant has a unique delicious taste. In addition to this, its convenient location right by the JR Kyoto Station also leads to the theme park’s immense popularity, with many tourists visiting it constantly.
Todai is one of the top class ramen restaurants even among the ones at “KYOTO RAMEN KOJI”, which started in “Tokushima” prefecture, in the Shikoku area of Japan. It’s most known for its Sweet and Spicy Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen, its soup cooked from pig bones boiled for a long time and combined with a special soy sauce soup.
The restaurant has an open atmosphere like a food stand, with full of energy with the staff’s enthusiastic voices filling the air.
Thin pork belly slices ramen noodle (Regular)
Todai’s most common Ramen, Tokushima Ramen noodle, with added pork belly slices stewed in sweet and spicy soup. The flavor of the Ramen soup is rich Tonkotsu Shoyu(soy sauce). The flavor is rich, but is sweet and spicy, reminding foodies of Japanese Sukiyaki.
The bowl is relatively small and there is not a lot of noodle in it, so we recommend that those with an appetite ask for “Omori,” or extra large.
/ 8pieces ￥400
One of Todai’s side menus, Gyoza(Chinese dumplings).
Todai’s Gyoza is smaller than usual gyoza. I personally suggest eating it with a sprinkle of citrus and dipped in salt and pepper.
The Ramen is a bit heavy, so by eating it alternatively with the Gyoza which is flavored with sour citrus, the two create a harmonious taste.
On the table is a basket with raw eggs, which are free to eat. Try it in your rich Ramen soup, or you can pour it on your rice. I recommend putting in just one yolk in the Ramen.
This turns the soup mild and yummy without thinning it out, so I definitely suggest doing that.
The dried plums on the table are free as well.
The recommended way to enjoy it is to put one in the Ramen soup after you’re almost done eating the Ramen. The aftertaste becomes light, leaving your stomach feeling fresh. However, dried plums are very salty, so be careful not to put in too much.