らーめんの千草 (Chigusa) – 岩手久慈

Hailing from Iwate (a place not generally known for ramen), Chigusa takes pride in their purely original all-chicken based soup. And when I say all-chicken, that even refers to the chashu. Although this chicken chashu is not included with the instant version, this could be one of the first vegetarian-friendly ramen ever made…at least one that I know of that is actually edible.


The contents include:

  • Soup pouch
  • Noodles


Chicken stock mixed with a little salt and shoyu creates this refreshingly unique blend seen below. It was very light-tasting and quite delicious. A chicken soup with a Japanese soul.


This thin curly noodle uses less kansui than most other types (not that I could tell) and finishes off a truly original ramen.

The chicken chashu still intrigues me and may require a personal visit to Iwate soon…

2 Replies to “らーめんの千草 (Chigusa) – 岩手久慈”

  1. Hey I forgot to reply to this! I leave these instant ramen alone because I wouldn’t want to mess them up, but if I were to get some nama ramen from the local Japanese market, I usually just add some menma and bok choy. Nothing too fancy. Occasionally (you’ll think I’m wierd) I’ll add turkey pastrami to my shoyu ramen. It’s something I discovered in college b/c I didn’t have any chashu and it sort of stuck with me….haha.Thanks Exile Kiss!

  2. Hi Keizo,Missed commenting on this review earlier: Sounds like yet another delicious Instant Ramen (that’s sadly better than most So Cal places (~_~)).BTW, just curious: Do you ever spruce up your Instant Ramen with anything? (Negi, Hanjyukku Tamago, etc.) (I know you have to try the package as is for the review, but maybe after half a bowl, you add in some much needed additions? (^_~)

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