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Hyogo's Well-loved Ramen Horenso Serves Ramen with a Rich Soup

Writer : takoyakikun

Ramen Horenso is such a popular place that its ramen has been used in dried "cup noodles"! Its rich, thick soup has earned this shop a lot of fans, many of whom come from far away to eat it!

Ramen Horenso’s exterior
Ramen Horenso’s exterior

The Location

It's located in Nishinomiya City, one of three highly competitive ramen shops lined up along National Highway 176. It's about 15 minutes by car from Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets.

The Simple Menu

Ramen Horenso’s Menu
Ramen Horenso’s Menu

A regular bowl of ramen is ¥750, and there is only one flavor on the menu. You can order a bigger bowl or add more toppings, such as Char Sui (roasted pork filets).
Besides ramen, they have rice dishes and gyoza (pot stickers).

Meal ticket machine
Meal ticket machine

First, buy a meal ticket from the machine.

The simple, clean interior of the shop
The simple, clean interior of the shop

Families and truck drivers arrive, one after another.

This Ramen Features a Rich, Thick Soup

Ramen ¥750

Ramen ¥750
Ramen ¥750

The toppings are: two large slices of Char Sui, sliced green onion, and Menma (a condiment made of fermented bamboo shoots).
By the way, it doesn't contain any spinach. (The name of the restaurant, Horenso, means "spinach" in Japanese.)

The ramen soup
The ramen soup

With a chicken carcass base, this soup is rather thick and heavy.
Despite its richness, once you take a bite, you'll want to eat more and more of it!

The medium-thick straight noodles have elasticity. That's why they really get entwined in the soup!

Chashyu
Chashyu

The Chashyu is so soft, it melts in your mouth. Delicious!

Gyoza ¥380

The gyoza (potstickers) here are famous, so be sure and try some! Seven homemade gyoza come on the plate.

Gyoza ¥380
Gyoza ¥380

Its crispy fried skin is the perfect match for the filling full of vegetables.
With just the right amount of garlic, this gyoza sure is tasty!

After eating my fill, I wasn't hungry for quite a while.
For those who like a rich and heavy bowl of ramen, this is a place I can recommend!

Ramen Horenso

OPEN
Address
2-1-28 Narai, Yamaguchi-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo[MAP]
Access
About 21 minutes on foot from the East Gate of Taoji Station on the Sanda Line of the Kobe Electric Railway
Tel
078-904-2671
Business Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm *Open until 3:00 pm on Wednesdays
Closed
Every Thursday (the next day when Thursday falls on a National Holiday)