Among Warsaw ramen shops, Arigator Ramen Shop chomps like a ferocious reptile. With exciting, modern ramen and a fun alligator theme, they’re an essential visit in Warsaw.
Seasoning, Broth Base
Sourcing is critical when creating ramen outside of Japan. Arigator takes no shortcuts. Their chicken bone broth includes vegetables like onions, ginger, garlic, apples, and even the coveted konbu (kelp).
Behind the Scenes
Their pork bone broth includes the same vegetables, alongside pork bones and seabura (pork back fat). Furthermore, they use ingredients like katsuo bushi, saba bushi, dried scallops, and niboshi. Again, they’re not skimping on anything. On to the ramen!
Shio Ramen with Mussels, Roasted Tomato
Their shio ramen is mild and refreshing. The seasoning is 4 types of salt and white shoyu.
It looks stunning. The biggest highlight is a large roasted tomato, which packs an umami punch against the light broth.
Shoyu Ramen with Duck Slices
The shoyu ramen naturally has a bolder flavor. The standout here may be the roasted duck slices – there’s a generous row of them.
The fattiness from the duck add a pleasant overall richness to the broth.
Cappuccino Tonkotsu Ramen
This might be my favorite – something you won’t find in Japan. As the unique name suggests, the broth’s top layer is frothy. This and the creamy pork bone broth make for a carbonara-like experience.
It’s loaded with flavor but is neither too thick nor too heavy. The katsuobushi flakes in the middle are a welcome addition too.
Spicy BBQ Ramen
This ramen also goes in a more daring direction. That same tonkotsu base is met with a spicy base of sesame, mayu oil, garlic, freshly ground chili and paprika.
In addition, there are wilder toppings – beautifully flavored shredded BBQ pork and shiitake mushrooms marinated in soy sauce, ginger, garlic and brown sugar.
Must Visit for Warsaw Ramen
I’m always pleased to see ramen take off outside of Japan. In Arigator’s case, this is done in dynamic fashion.
Big Smiles, Great People
In conclusion, visit Arigator Ramen Shop to experience the best for Warsaw ramen. Bring an alligator-sized appetite too.