Enjoy an exceptional bowlful of clear chicken soup umami at Ramen Touhichi
Touhichi is a ramen place a 25-minute walk away from Kyoto subway Karasuma line Kitaoji Station. This ramen place opened in 2015, but the amount of umami in their clear chicken soup soon became an oft-talked topic among the ramen aficionados of Japan, who keep coming back to Touhichi, as they can’t seem to get enough of it.
The reason for the deliciousness of Touhichi’s ramen can be found in the quality of their ingredients. All their ramen is additive free, and also doesn’t contain chemical seasonings like MSG. They use only the finest chicken in their soup, solid black chicken from Tanba and Kochin from Nagoya, and even the soy sauce used in the soup is an original blend using many types of soy sauces including from the famous soy sauce specialty shop in Tokyo, Nihon Ichi Shoyu. Their noodles are made using, among others, flour from Hokkaido, and they really use these quality ingredients generously, and the ramen made in this way can be succinctly said to be excellent. This ramen can be said to be the completion of ramen made by combining chicken soup and soy sauce.
At the restaurant the tables and chairs are made of wood, and it has a Kyoto-like but modern atmosphere. It is really popular, so there is always a line in front of it. The ramen here is not too thick or rich, so many of the patrons here are not young, but there are also many women. You may have to line up for an hour or so, so go to Touhichi when you have ample time.