Ramen Expo 2018 to be held March 21-25 near Iwaukuni
published: March 21, 2018
Date & Hours: March 21 – 25, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: The Mall Shunan parking Lot, 21-3 Chuocho, Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture (1-hour drive from MCAS Iwakuni)
Tickets: single 750 yen ($7), set of 5 tickets 3,500 yen, available at 7-Eleven convenience stores
URL: www.yab.co.jp/contents/ramen2018/ (Japanese)
Sample some of Japan’s best ramen March 21-25 near MCAS Iwakuni! Popular ramen shops across the nation are selected into ten by a well-known ramen critic Hideyuki Ishigami aka “ramen king” for the Japan Ramen Expo 2018 in Kudamatsu City. Some of the ramen available will range from pork-rib in miso chicken soup, ox tan and fish-based soup, as well as a relatively simple but profound salt or soy sauce-based soup with beaten egg. Among the 10 participating shops, Shishifunjintai (Fukushima Prefecture) and Soranoiro (Tokyo) are literally world-class and can’t be missed. While Shishifunjintai’s sophisticated chicken paitan (white) soup took first prize in gourmet events in L.A. and New York, the full-bodied meat ramen of Soranoiro has been nominated on Michelin Guide for the last three years.