HAKATA TONKOTSU RAMEN
Tonkotsu (豚骨, "pork bone"; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop). Most shops, but not all, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight, and it is often served with beni shoga (pickled ginger). In recent years the latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (sesame oil), a blackish, aromatic oil made from either charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyushu, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (hence sometimes called "Hakata ramen").
HIDETO KAWAHARA is the founder of "HIDE-CHAN RAMEN" in Japan. His father owns "DARUMA RAMEN" in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka which opened over 50 years ago. In 1993, following in his fathers footsteps, HIDETO opened his own ramen house in Hakata, the original HIDE-CHAN RAMEN.
HIDE-CHAN'S Tonkotsu Ramen is a rich creamy pork bone soup with thin long noodles. He managed to create a original ramen that made him a pioneer in the ramen world while holding on to traditional and authentic ramen to his recipes. In 2002, the first HIDE-CHAN RAMEN outside of Hakata was opened in Akasaka, Tokyo. Which had great success and led to the opening of 13 more stores throughout Japan. SEE THE HIDE-CHAN RAMEN JAPAN WEBSITE
We would like to make HAKATA RAMEN recognized throughout the world and give you an experience of "HAKATA CULTURE". We are pleased to serve you delicious ramen and make you happy in unique HIDE-CHAN way.