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[Seiyoken in Muroran] Nikka Ramen Topped with Kakiage

April 16th, 2015

Seiyoken

Ganso Muroran Ramen Seikyoken (元祖室蘭ラーメン 清洋軒) is a long-established ramen reastraunt founded in 1935 in Funami-cho, Muroran city and is near Tokiwa Nursery School (常盤保育所). Since they profess themselves to be the originator of Muroran Ramen (The Ganso means "The originator" in Japanese), I guess that the Seiyoken may be founded very first in the Muroran. The ramen restraunt with an atmosphere such as a typical ramen restraunt is not so large. Counter seats and a table are provided, but I guess that family customers and a large number of cusotmers can hardly enjoyed their meals in busy time.

Appearance of Building
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
Look of Ramen Restraunt
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

MURORAN

Muroran (室蘭) that 90,000 people live is the 11th largest city in Hokkaido and is located in the central Hokkaido and is facing the Pacific ocean. Muroran has a relatively calm climate, it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. Muroran is called Iron Town and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. It is famous that there are factories of Nippon Steel Sumikin (新日鉄住金) and Japan Steel Works (日本製鋼所), As for Kanamoto (カナモト * the TSE First Section presentation) and Narasaki Industry (ナラサキ産業 * the TSE Second Section presentation), Muroran is an establishment of a business place. Therefore Muroran is a few town that vistors can unusually see a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido. Muroran Night View is popular, too. Article is here

Itanki Beach
Itanki Beach

Nikka Ramen

I visited here around 17:00 on a weekday. Still there was no visitor. I sat a counter seat, and read a menu. Salt Broth Ramen (塩ラーメン) was the best recommended ramen of this restaurant, but I was interested in Nikka Ramen (日華ラーメン), so ordered it. The price was JPY 650.

Nikka Ramen
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

About 10 minutes later, the Nikka Ramen was served. Kakiage (deep-fried vegetable strips and shrimp), bamboo shoots, a kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, a Japanese dry baked wheat gluten and green onions were on noodles. Since the kakiage was a Japanese-style ingredient and ramen was called Chinese noodle in Japan, they might combine Ni (日) meaned Japanese in Chinese character with Ka (華) meaned Chinese noodle in Chinese character, so I guess that they named the ramen as the Nikka Ramen. I think that the ramen topped with the kakiage is unusual.

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Nikka Ramen from Top
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
Kakiage
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
Kamaboko with Spiral Whirlpool-Like Pattern
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
Bamboo Shoot
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
Japanese Dry Baked Wheat Gluten
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

The soup with soy sauce flavor was made from fishery product soup stock, and was not too salty. I felt that the taste was like soba soup. A conbination of the soup and Kakiage oil was tasty! The noodles were whitish homemade noodles without additives, and went well with the soup. I savored the taste of the historical ramen. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Fishery Product Stock Soup
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
HomeMade Noodles without Additives
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

Nikka Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Nikka Ramen

Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours 11:00-19:00
Regular closing day First, Third and Fifth Tuesday
Telephone number +81-143-22-2923
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 159 221 029*01

A page of Muroran is here

Muroran

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