Takayama Chuka Soba (Takayama Ramen)
Try it once and you'll come back for more!
Hida Takayama Chinese soba, known for the simple combination of soy flavored broth and thin noodles, has become known across Japan as Takayama Ramen along with the recent boom in local ramen specialties.
It is said that Chinese soba in Takayama started from a food cart, and came to be made with a method that boils the broth and sauce in the same pot, which is perfect for cooking in the narrow space of a food cart.
There are many popular ramen shops in Takayama, but one especially popular among the locals is Nakatsubo Chinese Soba nearby Hida Kokubunji Temple.
The broth is cooked using a stove that wraps around the pot like a huge cauldron for a mellow flavor that takes the edge off the soy sauce. Once you try this delicious broth, you'll want to come back for more of the taste of Takayama that is loved by so many.