Windows .. Most people hear this familiar, but certainly not everyone. It is namely noodle soup. Asia has many different soups. Almost every country has its own soup and they are all different in their own way and we love it! The noodlesoup ramen comes from Japan and is one of my favorites. Why? It is a real tasty and filling meal. In Tokyo you can find a shop at every corner of the street where they sell windows. Anyway, are not you planning a trip to Tokyo, but to Amsterdam? Then these are the places where you need to be for a good Japanese ramen noodle soup.
Tom Kha Kai from Thailand, the Vietnamese Pho, Soto from Indonesia, Shan noodles in Myanmar and Ramen in Japan! Ramen in Japanese means - surprisingly - noodle soup. The main ingredient of the Ramen soup is the broth (the broth). This broth is the basis and therefore the core of this soup and is not the same everywhere prepared (depending on where it is made). Usually the broth of Ramen consists of tuna, pork and / or chicken meat. This is then cooked for a long time, to make the broth taste. Then: time for the toppings. Pig, bean sprouts, vegetables, spring onion, egg, mushroom, bok choy seaweed, tofu, and / or chicken. It's up to you!
1). Fou Fow Windows
This is certainly one of the best known in this list. Fou Fow has now opened the second branch in Amsterdam on the Van Woustraat in the pipe for just over a year. The other location has been open a bit longer on the Elandsgracht. The locations are both run by the Chinese-Dutch filmmaker Fow Pyng Hu (for those who say something among us). The Fou Fow Windows have now become one of the better known in Amsterdam. The Ramen restaurant does not take reservations, so you want to have a bite to eat? Then it may well be that you have to stand in line for a long time. You can choose on the menu from compiled Ramen dishes including the option for extra toppings. In addition, there is also a choice of side dishes.
Fou Fow Windows - Elandsgracht 2A, 1016 TV Amsterdam (opening times: Mon: closed, Tue-Sun: 12.00-15.00, 17.00-21.00)
Fou Fow Ramen - Van Woustraat 3, 1074 AA Amsterdam (opening hours: Mon: closed, Tue-Sun: 12.00-15.00, 17.00-21.00)
2). Contain Windows
This restaurant is one of a famous Michelin chef, namely Hideto Kawahara from Japan. He has already opened several restaurants for Vatten Ramen in Japan, New York and Manhattan and now Amsterdam! And we do not mind that at all, right? For the real Ramen enthusiasts this is a must-go. Vatten Ramen currently has 2 strongholds: on the Kerkstraat and on the Zeedijk (the latter is really a place for people who love Asian food, it suffocates from the Asian restaurants there!). Besides Ramen, Vatten also serves other (Japanese) delicacies such as gyoza's, edamame and kimchi. The name of the restaurant Vatten Ramen comes from the three crosses on the city flag of Amsterdam. In Japan, "Vatten" means cross. In addition to the "normal" windows, Ramen also has specialties. We think this is worth mentioning: truffle windows, duck & mushroom windows, abura soba, miso windows and they even have 2 types of vegan ramen! And guess what? You do not see this much in hip tents in Amsterdam, but Vatten Ramen is doing happy hour! Besides good so also good for the wallet. Have it delivered at home? This can be done via Ubereats, Deliveroo, Foodora (Free Delivery) and Thuisbezorgd.
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Vatten Ramen - Kerkstraat 148, 1017 GR Amsterdam (open daily from 11 am to 10 pm)
Vatten Ramen - Zeedijk 18, 1012 AZ Amsterdam (open daily from 11 am to 10 pm)
3). Ramen-Ya Japanese Noodlebar Amsterdam
Then the third in our list! Ramen-Ya is a restaurant that specializes in HAKATA style windows with a thick, creamy and rich broth and thin noodles. They have chosen to serve HAKATA noodles. These noodles are straight and thin. The choice is giant at Ramen-Ya. You can choose from different varieties within the following categories: The Hakata, The Hakata Deluxe, Sesame Chicken, Kimchi Ramen Karaka-men, Veggie and the Mount Fuji. In addition, you can add extra toppings and choose from different side dishes and desserts.
Ramen-Ya Japanese Noodlebar Amsterdam - Oudezijds Voorburgwal 236, 1012 GK Amsterdam (open daily from 12: 00-22: 00)
4). Men Impossible
This is a special one in the list. This is the first vegan Ramen hotspot. Men Impossible is 100% plant-based, organic and says not to use MSG (this is an E-number that would be very harmful to health). In contrast to Fou Fow you can only book in this restaurant, why? The chef wants to prevent food waste . This way he knows exactly which quantities to buy. Instead of using meat or fish, all broths at Men Impossible are prepared in vegetable form and according to stories the taste is still an experience. Worth a try, so. The Ramen restaurant has been opened by chef Atsushi Ishida in the Amsterdam Jordaan. The chef has a mission: he wants to help the world. Atushi believes that it would be better for our planet if we all eat vegan more often. Less meat and more plants. He asked himself: Vegan ramen: mission impossible?
Men Impossible - Hazenstraat 19 (opening hours: Mon: 12.00-13.30, 17.00-21.00, Tue-Sun: 12.00-13.30, 17.00-21.00)
Not enough inspiration yet? Then look at the following restaurants, they also offer Ramen: SORA Sapporo Ramen, Tookyo Ramen Iki, Sora, Umaimon and Yama Ramen.
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