Yukikaze is one of the best options for miso ramen in Sapporo. They're easy to get to and their thick and rich miso ramen is a delight.
Yukikaze - Rich and Thick Miso Ramen
Menya Yukikaze (麺屋 雪風) has four main ramen to choose from:
Rich Miso Ramen
Spicy Miso Ramen
Chicken Shio (Salt) Ramen
Black Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen
The number one seller is the rich miso ramen. The base is a blend of three types of miso. The soup is pork bones, chicken bones and dried tuna (maguro) flakes. These ingredients are locally sourced and are boiled for several hours.
As advertised, the result is a thick and rich soup. But it's not exceedingly rich. Nor is it messy. In fact, there's a refined quality to it. This is even with the strong flavors - including garlic.
The toppings include white spring onions (negi), and crunchy wood ear mushrooms (kikurage). For protein, there's half an egg and a big slab of fatty pork belly.
The bright yellow noodles are thick and wavy, as is almost always the case in Sapporo.
Yukikaze is one of Sapporo's top ranked miso ramen shops. Every year they're on Tabelog's Top 100 ramen shop list for East Japan. They even have their own instant ramen.
In addition, they're open late. The rich miso ramen is a perfect nightcap in Susukino (where they're located).