Hakata Ramen is one of the most popular types of ramen in Japan, famous for its rich and thick tonkotsu pork broth, which is made by boiling pork bones for a long time. Fukuoka is where tonkotsu originated from!
Hakata is another name for Fukuoka City ever since the two neighboring towns merged in the 19th century. Hakata ramen first started at yatai to serve workers quickly. To make it quickly, its noodles are thin and are usually futsuu, which is hard in the middle or yugetooshi, which is cooked only a little with steam. Then it’s served with slices of pork, scallions, garlic and hot broth that will eventually make the noodles softer. Don’t forget to try this with gyoza which is another of Fukuoka’s popular foods.
Katasa wa dou shimasu ka?
How firm do you want your noodles?
(yawa/futsu/yugetoushi) de onegaishimasu.