Isai Ramen Restaurant, Prague

Ramen is among my favorite dishes. Therefore, when I received a recommendation for the Prague restaurant Isai Ramen, which specializes in ramen, I didn’t think long about visiting.

Ramen is the most famous Japanese dish for me. The basis is wheat noodles served in broth, usually made from chicken, beef, or pork, flavored with soy sauce or miso. The noodles are complemented by various ingredients, such as slices of pork (very often it is pork belly), boiled eggs, and vegetables. The origin of ramen can be traced back to China, where a similar dish called “la mian” was made. Ramen was brought to Japan in the early 20th century and quickly became a popular dish.

Miso Red ramen

Miso Red Ramen and Thick Broth Miso Ramen were absolutely perfect. One serving cost just under 300 CZK (about 12 EUR), and the taste of both dishes was excellent. The broth was strong, the noodles well-cooked, the meat tender, and the egg not overcooked.

Thick Broth Miso Ramen

With the ramen, we ordered the popular Japanese drink calpis. It is made from fermented milk and has a slightly sweet and sour taste, served chilled. Calpis is produced by the Japanese food and beverage company Calpis Company, which was founded in 1919. Calpis concentrate can be mixed with both sparkling and still mineral water, or it can be used in mixed cocktails or other dishes. One glass of calpis here cost 75 CZK (about 3 EUR). An ideal choice for ramen.

Isai Ramen restaurant has other dishes on its menu, such as gyoza dumplings or various types of meat dishes with rice. However, it excels in ramen. The service was very fast, the atmosphere pleasant, and the majority of guests were Japanese.

If you don’t know Isai Ramen, I definitely recommend a visit!

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