Vegetables and sweetness condensed into flavorful ramen soup
The Tonryu ramen restaurant is a ten minute walk away from Eizan Electric Railway’s Mototanaka Station. It stands apart as one of the most popular restaurants of the ramen battleground that is the Ichijo-ji Temple area.
Tonryu ramen belongs to a variety of ramen commonly referred to as "Vegetable Potage Soup". Several varieties of vegetable are made into a flavorful soup and then stewed together with tonkotsu pork bone soup, creating a dish that merges the sweetness of vegetables with the rich savoriness of pork bone. This ramen is at once heavy and refreshing, qualities that would normally be considered incompatible. If you’ve never eaten "Vegetable Potage Soup" before, we urge you to try it at least once. It’s sure to dramatically change your idea of ramen.
The restaurant has the feel of a modern Chinese restaurant and attracts a large number of female patrons (perhaps because of the abundance of vegetables used in the soup).
Yokubari Tonryu Ramen
Tonryu’s specialty is the Tonryu Ramen. Add to this generous portions of noodles and char siu pork fillets(chashu), top with a boiled egg stewed in flavorful sauce, and you have the deluxe Yokubari Tonryu Ramen.
Hot, spicy flavor permeates pleasantly through this soup—a thick, salty, and slightly sweet blend of many vegetables. This dish uses wavy noodles, which is not commonplace in Kyoto. Delightfully springy, these noodles hold the thick soup surprisingly well. All the magnificence of Tonryu’s ramen, concentrated into one bowl. Highly recommended!
Yokubari Chuka Ramen
Tonryu’s other specialty, Chuka Ramen. Add to this generous portions of noodles and chashu, top with a boiled egg stewed in flavorful sauce, and you have the deluxe Yokubari Chuka Ramen.
Compared to the Yokubari Tonryu Ramen, this dish’s soy-sauce based soup is light and transparent. For even better flavor, kick it up a notch with garlic chives with chili pepper.
Stewed pork on a steaming bed of rice. At first glance, it looks like the chashu and rice bowls you often find at ramen restaurants. However, it has a very light seasoning whose flavor and aroma are reminiscent of Chinese medicinal cuisine. The more you eat the more hooked you’ll get on this mysterious seasoning.
Spicy Karaage, available on Tonryu’s sides menu.
Tonryu’s unique seasoning give its thick and juicy Karaage fried chicken a flavor and aroma that sets it apart from the norm. Served in easy-to-eat, bite-sized morsels sure to please diners.