Great Halal chicken ramen at Ayam-YA close to Hankyu Karasuma Station
If you’re a Muslim and want some delicious chicken ramen in Kyoto, the choice should be obvious: you should head to Ayam-YA and order a bowl as soon as possible. They have a good selection of different kinds of ramen noodles, from spicy ones to incredibly creamy ones. Ramen is a dish that is popular all around the world, but while this restaurant is, of course, popular among Muslim tourists, it’s also popular among Japanese office workers who often visit the restaurant to have a bowl for lunch.
Ayam-YA’s Karasuma branch is located in an alley just a short walk away from Hankyu Karasuma or subway Shijo Station. Ayam-YA also has another restaurant close to Kyoto Station. Ayam-YA is not only Halal-certified, it also has the best possible Crescent rating of AAA. As you probably know already from their Crescent rating, they also have a prayer room, with separated washing facilities for women and men. Plus they also have free Wi-Fi!
They have three choices for the spicy ramen, you can have it salt, soy, or miso based. If you order the miso one, you also get to choose how hot you want the ramen. While the salt and soy ramen noodles are 850 yen per bowl, the miso ramen is 890 yen.
Potage is a French soup, but here at Ayam-YA, they have made it into a ramen. And how creamy the ramen is! The chicken stock in this ramen has a really strong taste, so even though you also get vegetables with your ramen, the taste of chicken is the strongest one.
JKT Style Mazemen
JKT means Jakarta and Mazemen of course noodles without soup that is topped with many ingredients. Mazeru in Japanese means to stir, so you then need to mix all the ingredients together. You even get some white rice with the noodles, which you use after you have eaten all the noodles themselves to suck up the soup that is left.
Extra Rich Soy Sauce Chicken Ramen
You can get normal chicken ramen at Ayam-YA for 100 yen less than the extra rich one, but the richness of this soup is just on its own level so I, of course, recommend you get the extra rich one. The taste is just so full of umami that there’s nothing to complain about.