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Chuka-soba (ramen) is known as the local gourmet food of Hida-Takayama. A special recommendation is the chuka-soba restaurant Men-ya Shirakawa, frequented by many local people. The menu of this restaurant is limited to chuka-soba, flavored egg, rice and drinks. From this simplicity, we can feel the confidence and commitment in quality the owner has, who has been committed to ramen-making for over 10 years including his apprenticeship. During lunchtime, there are long lines and the restaurant will close as soon as they run out of soup, so make sure to get there early!
- 56-2 Aioimachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
- Contact No.
- 10-min walk from Takayama Station on JR Takayama Main Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:00-13:30, 21:00-until soup runs out Closed Tuesday （closed irregularly on some Monday nights）
- Official Website
- Other Information
- *Average budget （per person）: Up to 999 yen*Menu: Chuka-soba （med.） 700 yen, ajitsuke tamago 100 yen, rice 50 yen
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Specialty Soup is Exquisite!
Men-ya Shirakawa's number one commitment is towards its soup, simmered carefully over more than 10 hours! This soup has a chicken broth base flavored with black pepper, has a tingly spiciness within its deep and mellow flavor and is sure to get you hooked with just one sip!
Chuka-soba's Toppings are Delicious!
The noodles used for the Chuka-soba （med. size, 700 yen） are the thin and curly type that absorb the soup well so that you can thoroughly enjoy the taste of the soup together with the noodles. The flavor-rich and juicy broiled chashu toppings are also exceptionally tasty!
Recommended as a topping for the chuka-soba is the flavored boiled egg, ajitsuke tamago. These boiled eggs are characteristic for their firm egg white part with the well-absorbed flavor that wraps around the half-cooked mellow egg yoke and are so delicious you will want to have multiple of them! They go really well with ramen obviously but also with rice （50 yen）.