How to eat Ringer Hut’s Nagasaki chanpon | Flavor variations with dressing or shiotare (salt-based sauce)!
Nagasaki chanpon is the most popular local noodle variety in Nagasaki. It is very popular among women these days because it is healthy and contains a lot of vegetables. We asked a popular chain restaurant, Ringer Hut, about the smart way to enjoy Nagasaki chanpon.
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Enjoy Nagasaki chanpon as it is.
Nagasaki chanpon is a filling dish with plenty of vegetables in addition to pork and seafood. This time, we ordered the Vegetable-Loaded Chanpon with 480 grams of Japanese vegetables.
When it is first brought to the table, enjoy it as it is without adding anything to it. The mellow chicken and pork bone-based soup goes well with the crunchy texture of the vegetables.
Add dressing for more flavor.
When you order Nagasaki chanpon, the following items are served together with it. Yuzu koshofumi (citron pepper taste) (left) and shoga (ginger) (right) flavors of chanpon dressing. You can enjoy flavor variations by pouring this on top of the chanpon.
Add a small amount of chanpon to the renge (soup spoon) and pour an appropriate amount of dressing on top of it. This warm dish can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Try the shiotare (salt-based sauce).
If you have enjoyed chanpon many times, you may want to try the special umami shiotare. This is an unknown seasoning that is not available on the tabletop. Say “shiotare kudasai” to the staff and they will bring it to you.
When pouring it on, pour it all over the soup, and not just in one place. This is recommended for those who want to add more saltiness (some stores do not carry shiotare).
Finish off with gyoza (dumpling) soup.
Many people who come to Ringer Hut order thin-skinned gyoza. We also asked the staff to show us secret techniques for enjoying this gyoza!
After finishing the noodles, dissolve the yuzu kosho (citron pepper), a condiment that comes with the thin-skinned gyoza, into the soup. Dissolving a small amount in the renge makes it easier to adjust the richness of the flavor.
Add gyoza after making the soup!
Once the gyoza has blended with the soup, all that’s left to do is to enjoy the newly created sui-gyoza (gyoza dumpling soup)! The flavor of yuzu kosho adds a nice accent.
Nagasaki chanpon is full of vegetables and healthy. There are also many different ways to enjoy this dish. Definitely give it a try when you visit Ringer Hut!
* The published information is current as of August 2022. Prices and other details are subject to change.
Ringer Hut is a Nagasaki chanpon specialty restaurant established in 1962. Nagasaki chanpon, made with Japanese vegetables and wheat, is a healthy dish that has many fans throughout the country. Ringer Hut also offers sara-udon, and is a great place to go if you are in the mood for Nagasaki's local delicacies.