Yokohama Sta.: Ramen
Gyokusentei (Yokohama Sta.: Ramen)
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Sanmamen is a regional style of ramen that originated in Yokohama's Chinatown and first gained local popularity throughout Yokohama in the 1940s. Also known as "bean-sprout ramen," it uses a salt- or soy-based soup as a base and features thinly sliced pork, Chinese cabbage, bean sprouts, and wood-ear mushrooms in a gelatinous starchy sauce known as "an." Gyokusentei in Yokohama Porta mall is an easy-to-access, non-smoking branch of the shop where it all started, and a good place to try it out.

In addition to ramen, they serve a range of inexpensive Japanese-Chinese restaurant standards like fried rice, crabmeat omelets, mabo-dofu, and gyoza and shumai dumplings. A bowl of sanmamen is Y650.

Yokohama Sta.
Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Takashima 2-16-1, Yokohama Porta #106.

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