Tori Sayu Ramen that draws the “sweetness” and “umami” from the ingredients
Ten-Ten-Yu is located a 3 minute walk from the Hankyu Line’s “Karasuma” Station. Ten-Ten-Yu’s specialty is their collagen-filled Tori Sayu Ramen, which is a chicken bone broth which is made by boiling chicken and vegetables for 18 hours and drawing out the “sweetness” and “umami (savory flavor)” from the ingredients.
Tori Sayu itself refers to the thick white chicken broth.
The ramen served at Ten-Ten-Yu only comes in the 2 types, “Chinese noodles” and “Chashu-men,” which comes with lots of chashu pork on top of the ramen noodles. You then decide the broth for your ramen. You can choose from 4 broths, “classic,” “thick,” “black,” and “salted chicken,” and which all have a characteristically smooth flavors that you will never tire of. Having opened in 1971, Ten-Ten-Yu is a ramen shop with a long history in the “Ichijoji” area, where many ramen shops battle for the title of best ramen in Kyoto.
Their ramen—which they have protected the recipe and flavoring of since opening, while keeping it modern—obviously has many fans, but has also reached the lofty status of being called the representative of long-standing Kyoto Ramen shops. As their customer service is speedy and on point, the store always has a lively atmosphere. The interior has a modern wooden design, and is popular with people of all ages.