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Oct 23, 2013 09:37 AM

Tokyo - Ramen without Pork?

Tokyo hounds, do you know of any places that serve Raman without Pork or beef? This means without the meat and without it being present in the broth as well. If so please share them, and please let me know what the dishes would be called or named so I know how to identify them. Thank you!

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  1. If you use the search function of this site you'll be able to find several past threads on this.

    5 Replies
    1. re: kamiosaki

      The search function on Chowhound is frustratingly ineffective. I respectively suggest that if someone has nothing helpful to offer or share, then please simply ignore a post. Posting links or suggested search key words for example would be a positive contribution.

      1. re: OC Mutt

        Certainly, happy to ignore your post, respectively.

        1. re: OC Mutt

          "Ramen" would be a good key word to start with. If you used the term "raman" that you used in your original post, I can see why the search function proved frustratingly ineffective. There are hundreds and hundreds of posts and many will give you the information you want.

          I am by no means an expert (there are many posters on this site who are quite knowledgable about ramen - I am not one of them). But I think some simple tips should help: You will not find a lot of ramen with beef, so you don't have to worry about that. Ordering ramen with a non-pork broth, such as miso or shoyu, helps as well. Then make sure they don't put chashu pork on top, and you should be fine. Many ramen places will accommodate your criteria.

          1. re: Asomaniac

            Most miso and shoyu broths may still be made from soaked pork bones, so avoiding tonkotsu places or just ordering without pork toppings isn't really going to help. If one wants to avoid pork altogether, you have to go to a shop that specifically identifies its broth as being chicken, veggie, seafood or combinations of those.

            Per the advice of kamiosaki (the most accomplished ramen diner and blogger on here) suggest running a search. We've covered this before.

          2. re: OC Mutt

            Interesting reply. You didn't say what you searched on already that led you to say that.

            Here's a simple search for the phrase "ramen without pork" on this board. If you look at both the titles and the abstracts, other than yours, at least 4 of the 19 links that come up are obviously directly related.

            Enjoy your trip.


        2. Shinyokohama Raumen Museum serves no-pork ramen.

          Muslim & Vegetarian Menus at Shinyokohama Raumen Museum

          1. There are a few exceptions, but ramen mostly means "pork" in the broth and toppings. Iruka (above) makes a great suggestion, and I would suggest that you find a good Chinese restaurant and order "Torisoba" which is ramen noodles in a very good chicken broth, and fairly common on menus. Good luck.