Which Spicy Level Can You Take? Hiroshima Tsukemen Noodles#Eat&Drink ,#Hiroshima Local Food
If you were to ask about popular local food in Hiroshima, a lot of people would probably think of Okonomiyaki. However, Hiroshima has lots of other local foods. In this article, I’ll introduce you to one of these, the delicious “Hiroshima Tsukemen”! If you love spicy foods, I dare you challenge Hiroshima Tsukemen!
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What is Hiroshima Tsukemen?
Tsukemen is a ramen dish in Japanese cuisine consisting of noodles which are eaten after being dipped in a separate bowl of soup. The defining features of Hirohsima Tsukemen are the boiled vegetables, such as
cabbage, onion, cucumber, and chasu pork (roast pork), heavily piled onto Chinese noodles, and you eat it with a sauce made with chilies and chili oil. Tsukemen is usually cold, so you can enjoy it in summer, and in winter, the spices will warm you right up.
Order Hiroshima Tsukemen!
The way you order Hiroshima Tsukemen is a little bit different. It’s a good idea to check before you go to the store. Firstly, the customer will decide how spicy they want the sauce that comes with their tsukemen. The levels of spiciness vary from shop to shop, and some of these shops have dozens of spice levels to choose from! But for those of you who don’t like spicy things, there’s no need to worry. Almost every shop offers mild sauce as well.
At some shops, the menu may have a spiciness guide that is like a picture above. There will also be spices on your table, so you can make it spicier after you get it. For people confident with spicy things, you could try gradually increasing the spice level as you eat it.
The Tastiest Way to Eat Hiroshima Tsukemen!
Hiroshima Tsukemen, with its spicy sauce, goes down smoothly, and it’s easy to get addicted. But if you just dunk the noodles in the sauce, it’ll be really spicy, and some people might not like it.
I recommend eating the noodles alongside the crisp onion and cucumber. It has a refreshing taste, so you can enjoy the spiciness. Connoisseurs might like to wrap the vegetables in the Chashu (roast pork) . To get used to the spiciness, you might want to start out with a smaller amount of sauce.
Different at Every Shop! Taste Hiroshima Tsukemen
Hiroshima Tsukemen always comes with a spicy sauce, but the ingredients on the noodles will vary from shop to shop. Some stores also have side menus, so you could go and enjoy it at multiple shops. When you visit Hiroshima, no matter the season, why not come and enjoy some Hiroshima Tsukemen?
Tsukemen Restaurants in Hiroshima City
|Tsukemen Honpo Karabu Kakomachi|
|Address||8-13 Kakomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima (map)|
|Closest Station||5mins Walk from Genbaku Dome Mae|
Hiroshima Station Area
|Bakudanya JR Hiroshima Station|
|Address||1-2,Matsubara, Minami-ku, Hiroshima (map)|
|Closest Station||JR Hiroshima Station|
|Open||11:00 am – 10:00 pm（L.O 9:30 pm）|
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