Taste of Sasebo: Slurp noodles at Japan birthplace of champon

Taste of Sasebo: Slurp noodles at Japan birthplace of champon

by Stripes Japan
Stripes Japan

Established in 1899, Shikairo Chinese restaurant is known as the birthplace of “champon.” This Nagasaki delicacy is truly delicious. It consists of fat egg noodles with lots of vegetables, fried pork and seafood in a pork broth.

The restaurant is always crowded with locals and visitors on weekends – a testament to its champon which sells for 972 yen ($8.45) a bowl and is very rich and loaded with fresh seafood and vegetables.

It is said that the dish was invented for Chinese students studying in Japan that longed for a taste of home. That taste was so good, it turned out, that it eventually became popular with locals in Nagasaki and elsewhere in Japan.


Shikairo Chinese restaurant

Tel: 095-822-1296
Address: 4-5 Matsugae Cho, Nagasaki city


Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Related Content

Recommended Content

Around the Web