JAPAN is dotted with wonderfully workaday ramen shops, places that are especially compelling when the weather turns cold. The lunch crowd in busy office districts squeezes into a narrow space shrouded in steam pouring from soup bowls, stock brews on open flames beyond the counter, and beside it a man pulls fresh noodles. The only sounds come from the bubbling pots and the clatter of chopsticks and spoons in bowls. Outside, the air is cold and thin; inside, the soup is hot and rich. Lunch at these places is, at once, otherworldly and comforting.
However, most of these ramen shops are not Halal as the noodles are made with pork. Other ingredient is also not Halal in most of the cases.
One of the best ramen restaurant in Japan which is 100% Halal-certified. You can not miss it during your next visit to Shinjuku area in Tokyo. It is a newly opened restaurant certified by a very reliable Halal certification organization called Japan Islamic Trust (JIT) in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The Halal ramen is worth eating to get a real taste of Japan during the lunch hour or at night.
The restaurant is just two minutes away from exit No. 2 of Shinjuku Gyoen Mae station on Marunouchi line in central Tokyo. All their ingredients are 100% Halal. So, you can enjoy the food without thinking about this issue at all.
Within a short span of two months, the Halal ramen restaurant has become popular among short-term Muslim visitors, local Muslim residents, and, other foreigners and Japanese alike.
The Halal ramen is a terrific mash-up of textures and flavors: crunchy kikurage mushrooms, melting nori, sharp scallions, and a tangle of springy noodles. The charred garlic oil — slightly sour and boomingly earthy — buoys the meaty base and lifts the entirety into heady deliciousness.
The cook at the restaurant is master at cooking variety of Halal ramen dishes to fill your stomach.
Lunch Hours: 11:30 ~3:00
Dinner Time: 18:00-21:00