More than 150 thousand people visited the very popular ramen shop in Paris “HAKATA CHOTEN!” The shop won 1st place in the rating blog of Paris.

07.October.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

JFPM GLOBAL SARL opened the Hakata tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen shop “HAKATA CHOTEN” in France in May of 2015. There are two shops in Paris and the number of the visitors exceeded 150 thousand.

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 “HAKATA CHOTEN” is a full-fledged tonkotsu ramen shop (first tonkotsu ramen shop in Paris) which offers Hakata ramen with tonkotsu soup boiled for more than 24 hours and thin noodles (1.3 times heavier than the noodles offered in Japan). The hardness of the noodles (normal, hard, hardest) and the flavor of the soup (light, normal, thick) can be chosen and the people in Paris are surprised with their sensitive service. A report concerning “HAKATA CHOTEN” has been uploaded on our MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON website so please take a look.

Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/17055

 

They explain to their customers about ramen details such as the fact that noodle get softer with time, the system of “kaedama” (noodle refilling system) and how to eat ramen. The interior of the shop is created based on the image of a shrine gate and the ramen is offered in “Aritayaki (famous Japanese porcelain)” bowls so that customers can experience the traditional culture of Japan.

 

The shop is popular not only with Parisians but also with Chinese people visiting Paris, and about 250 people per day visit the first shop named, “HAKATA SHOP Opera Shop.”

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“Tonkotsu Ramen Special (comes with an egg)” 14 Euro (about 1,820 yen)

 

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“Negi Goyaza” five pieces / 7 Euro (about 910 yen)

 

The shop was introduced by the local media and blogs by famous Japanese people residing in Pars. Their ramen and gyoza won the first place in the famous Japanese restaurant blog (https://cecj2.com/). They also received the following comment by the mayor of Paris, Anne in 2015, “I am glad that your shop was introduced in the magazine “A Nous Paris” and I think your shop is one of the best shops in Paris.”

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 “Mazesoba (mix noodle)” is also very popular. They developed this menu in July of 2017 because the shop did not have an air conditioner. They thought that they should sell something that is not hot during the summer season. There are two types; “Mazesoba” (12 Euro / 1,560 yen) and “Karamiso Mazesoba” (13 Euro / 1,690 yen). These menu items are very popular among French people. One of the customer said, “this dish is not too heavy compared to their hot ramen and the system where customers can use vinegar is really great.”

 

They started a delivery service from the 5th of September 2017 which includes menu items such as ramen (soup and noodle are separated), gyoza (dumplings) and green soybeans. They put the broth and noodles inside a container which has passed a heat-duration test many times and the delivery system is known as a unique system among people in Paris.

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They are introducing Japan’s ramen culture to French people. Why don’t you visit the shop when you visit Paris?

A detailed report about this shop can be found at the following site:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/17055

 

 

■Information

HAKATA CHOTEN Opera

Address: 53 Rue des Petits Champs,75001 Paris France

Business hours:

Daytime…12:00-15:00(LO:15:00)

Nighttime…18:00-22:00(LO:22:00)

Holidays: 1/1、5/1、7/14、12/25

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hakatachoten/?fref=ts

 

HAKATA CHOTEN Les Halles

Address: 16 Rue de la Grande Truanderie,75001 Paris France

Business hours: 12:00-22:00(LO:22:00)

Holidays: 1/1、5/1、7/14、12/25

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hakatachotenhalles/?fref=ts

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    04.February.2019 | FOOD / SPOT

    A new ramen food zone called Ramen Gekisenku Tokyo Marunouchi is set to open in KITTE GRANCHE, a shop and restaurant area located on floor B1F of KITTE Marunouchi, on March 5, 2019.

     

    The new gourmet area will be filled by popular ramen restaurants and long-standing ramen eateries that have been picked up by the media multiple times. The Marunouchi area is connected directly to Tokyo Station making it easily accessible for ramen lovers. There will be no preparation time from opening to closing meaning customers can enjoy the restaurant at both lunch and dinnertime.

    Chuka Soba Fukumi (中華そば 福味)

    Fukumi is a famous restaurant expanded to New York in 2007 and even made it into the New York Times. The ramen broth is made with whole Shigentori chickens―a brand of chicken. And by using RO water, a type of water that removes impurities, the full delicious flavour of the chicken is brought to the palette. The bowl is made with a refreshing and full-bodied broth and a rich hot water soup. The noodles are homemade using Waka, a wheat flour made in Hokkaido that ensures good texture that slides down the throat well.

    Matsudo Tomita Menban (松戸富田麺絆)

    Tsukemen noodles are the standard eaten at this restaurant managed by restaurant owner Tomita. They are known for their pork bone and seafood broth and incredible homemade noodles. The owner himself appeared in the documentary Ramen Heads which received coverage worldwide. He has served ramen at an overseas film festival and has even been called “the absolute king of the ramen world.”

    Tokyo Style Miso Ramen Do Miso (東京スタイルみそらーめん ど・みそ)

    Do Miso specialises in miso ramen and since opening in Tokyo has gone on to serve ramen made with a sweet and full-bodied broth containing rich red miso. The miso used is an original blend of five miso varieties such as Edoama Miso and Shinshu Miso. The soup is a mix of two soups: one made with meat such as pork and chicken and a Japanese-style made with kombu, shiitake mushrooms, mackerel and skipjack tuna. The noodles were made to complement the miso – they are flat curly noodles made with tapioca.

    Shisen Tantanmen Aun (四川担担麺 阿吽)

    With its main branch based in Yushima, Aun is often called Tokyo’s number one amongst fans of tan tan noodles. This restaurant is credited with creating a boom with its broth-less tan tan noodle dishes. It is made with homemade raayu red chili oil and Sichuan pepper. There are seven spice levels to choose from that range from 0 to 6. The restaurant’s recommended level is 3. The 6th level  is open only to those who have cleared the 5th, making this restaurant popular not only amongst ramen lovers but spice-seekers too.

    Hakata Yatai Ramen Ikkousha (博多屋台ラーメン 一幸舎)

    Ikkousha has expanded to 9 countries overseas in Asia. By cooking their rice with large quantities of pork bones, the soup becomes rich and creamy which when spooned into the mouth instantly bursts with delicious flavour. This dish respects the tradition of tonkotsu ramen while evolving it. It is a street food style ramen that has been loved by the people of Hakata for years.

     

    If ever you’re in Tokyo be sure to pop on over to KITTE Marunouchi to try the ramen of many famous restaurants.

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