Ichiran-No Pork Ramen
Special Recipe from a Popular Ramen Chain
Back in the normal days, business people and tourists from all over the world used to flock to Shinjuku, but over the past year, we have not been seeing many foreign visitors, and the town is losing its glitter as Japan’s busiest entertainment area. While the restaurant industry is hit hard during this pandemic, you may be surprised to see the enduring popularity for ramen among strong followers who consider it representing a Japanese food culture.
This time, we visited Ichiran in Nishi Shinjuku, the restaurant serving no-pork-stock ramens. Surrounded by a mix of department store, electric store, foreign brand luxury hotel, and entertainment businesses, the restaurant is meant to serve for diverse range of people including those who cannot eat pork. The stock uses a large quantity of chickens while removing any ingredients containing alcoholic content, such as soy sauce or mirin. The recipe aims to take the best umami out from ingredients and achieves the depth in taste without relying on condiments. Throughout the entire process of making stock and noodles, Ichiran only uses the soft water that go through a special filter, which is also suitable for drinking without irritating the digestive system, the restaurant claims.
* Ichiran does NOT use the halal compliant chicken or beef.
Unique Approach for Customers to Focus on Eating
Customers are shielded from each other as well as from the restaurant staff with dividers so they can just focus on the food sitting in front of them. Ichiran adopted these unique dividers well before the pandemic forced us to change our lifestyle as an effort for people to better enjoy the food. This led to other innovative ideas to call the server with a push of a button or to order additional toppings/servings with a paper order system.
Addicted to Light but Rich Taste
The height of the table and chair is optimized for eating ramen, and you do not have to lift a bowl. The stock is made from an extract of high-quality chickens and easy to eat till the last drop of it. The unique ramen is perfected over the 20 years of the recipe development and can be recommended for old time pork-stock fans. No Pork Ichiran ramen is priced at 980 yen till the end of March as part of their 60th anniversary campaign.
The Namba Midosuji also serves the No Pork ramen
Ichiran Nishi Shinjuku
- Halal Certificate –
- Halal Meat –
- No Pork ◯
- Halal Seasoning –
- Halal Meal –
- Vegetarian Meal –
- Muslim Owner –
- Muslim Chef –
- Halal Storag –
- Halal Kitchen/Cutler –
- Player Space –
Kotakibashi Pacifica Building 1F
7-10-18 Nishi Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo