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Bright Blue Ramen at Kipposhi

Ramen shop Kipposhi (吉法師) serves a bright blue ramen. The ramen broth is literally the color of the ocean. Without using any food coloring, Kipposhi has crafted both a visually stunning and appetizing bowl of blue ramen.

Kipposhi - Bright Blue Ramen

Chicken ramen specialists, Kipposhi has been around since 2016 but more recently moved to Shibuya from near Tokyo Sky Tree.

Outside Kipposhi
Old Location near Tokyo Sky Tree

Blue Ramen at Kipposhi – Clear Chicken Broth

What makes their ramen blue is kept a secret. But again, it’s apparently a natural blue, with no chemicals.

In terms of prep and taste, it’s a a simple clear broth chicken ramen. The chicken flavor stands out the most, much like a light chicken soup. It's quite straightforward.

There’s little hint of soy sauce or other dashi elements. The cook time for this broth is relatively short.  

The thin, round noodles are surrounded by negi (spring onions), kawaire sprouts, and tender slices of chicken. The chicken is tender to the point you feel like you’re eating Singaporean chicken rice. 

Ocean Blue Soup
Somewhere, beyond the sea

Tori Paitan – Rich Chicken Broth

Besides their Instagram worthy blue ramen, they have some other items. On the other side of the spectrum there’s a rich broth chicken ramen. You can choose salt (shio) or shoyu (soy sauce) as the base. Shio is most popular.

Rich Chicken Ramen at Kipposhi

Unlike the clear broth, the cook time for this broth is long. The finished product is  creamy and milky rich. They mix together and have simmer a big helping of chicken stock, some chicken feet (momiji) and seasoned vegetables. They use the same round noodles and throw in some veggies to confuse customers.

They’ve also a got clear chicken ramen with ginger, a chicken miso ramen, a chicken tantanmen (spicy ramen), and a rotating seasonal specialty.

If you love chicken or chicken ramen, or want to wow people on Instagram, give Kipposhi a try.


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