I know there are many kinds of noodles in the world. When someone asks me what my favorite is, I choose Japanese CHAMPON ちゃんぽん.
If you love eating ramen and haven't yet heard of or tried CHAMPON, you should try it while traveling in Japan.
I will give you a summary about it and recommend a restaurant to you below.
Nagasaki Champon 長崎ちゃんぽん is a type of noodle food.
It looks like ramen and cooked by simmering together with the pork bone soup and so on, the noodles and a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, seafood and meat. (Some of the other champon restaurants use fried ingredients before simmering with the soup.)
The noodles of champon are thicker than usual ramen noodles.
Generally, ramen noodles are boiled with hot water. After boiling the noodles, a chef puts them into soup, and puts some ingredients on the ramen. The ingredients of ramen are just toppings. Champon is a different cooking style.
Champon is known as a regional food of Nagasaki 長崎 Prefecture in Kyushu 九州 area, but nowadays it is popular in various locations.
A Restautant RINGERHUT リンガーハット
They specializes in champon, and there are so many restaurants all over Japan.
All vegetables and flour of the noodle / dumplings (gyoza) are from 100% Japanese domestic products at RingerHut.
Nagasaki Champon 長崎ちゃんぽん
Regular 590 yen, Small 450 yen
There are several tastes of champon such as standard taste, miso taste, spicy taste, and seasonal special one.
The standard one called Nagasaki Champon. When you order Nagasaki Champon, you can choose the bowl size from regular and small size. Both size have different prices.
In my opinion, the standard taste one is the most recommended dish of Ringerhut.
This restaurant's champon soup is similar to pork flavored ramen, and delicious!
There are some other restaurants that use salt soup instead of pork soup for their champon.
Tips of ordering champon
Quantity of noodles
If you particularly order regular size of Nagasaki Champon (590 yen), you can choose the quantity of noodles from ordinary (200g), 1.5 times (300g) and double (400g).
You can change the quantity of noodles for free! They are the same price!
Unfortunately, when you order the smaller sizes of the bowls or other kinds of champon foods, the option to choose the quantity of noodles is not applicable.
This system is available when you order ONLY this menu which named Nagasaki Champon 長崎ちゃんぽん on dinner and lunch menu.
The quantity of noodles of Nagasaki Champon 長崎ちゃんぽん
|Bowl size||Quantity of noodles||Price|
|Regular||400g (Double)||590 yen|
|Regular||300g (1.5 times)||590 yen|
(The quantity of vegetables / soup depends on the bowl size.)
When I order the double size, I'm always satisfied and full.
Quantity of soup
My favorite dishes of RINGERHUT
Champon Heaped with Vegetables 740 yen
It contains 480 grams (1.06 lb) of vegetables. Healthy!
You must be full and satisfied.
When you order Champon Heaped with Vegetables 799 yen 野菜たっぷりちゃんぽん Yasai-tappuri-champon,
it is served with 2 kinds of dressings.
- Yuzu citron pepper (ゆずこしょう Yuzukoshou) dressing
- Ginger (しょうが Shoga) dressing
Dumplings and Stir Fried Rice
Putting Yuzu citron pepper (ゆずこしょう Yuzukoshou) on the dumplings is good taste.
* It is green paste in the photo above.
3 pieces of dumplings 160 yen (ぎょうざ3個 Gyoza-san-ko)
5 pieces of dumplings 250 yen (ぎょうざ5個 Gyoza-go-ko)
Stir Fried Rice (regular size) 340 yen (チャーハン Cha-han)
Small Saraudon 小さい皿うどん 450 yen
Nagasaki (Regular size) Saraudon 長崎皿うどん 620 yen
Saraudon is deep-fried noodles covered with vegetables and very starchy soup.
Eating crispy noodles with very starchy soup is good.
This picture is small size.
Another type of Saraudon is below.
Futomen Saraudon 太めん皿うどん 750 yen
Champon Noodles Saraudon
Instead of the deep fried noodles, Futomen Saraudon 太めん皿うどん is used normal (thick and soft) champon noodles.
- ギョウザのタレ Gyoza Dumplings Sauce
- 皿うどんのソース Saraudon Sauce
- ラー油 Chili Oil
- 酢 Vinegar
- こしょう Pepper
- からし Mustered
Two photos of wood ear mushrooms were not taken at RingerHut.
Reasonable lunch menu is available until 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday except Saturday, Sunday and national holiday.
Gyoza Dumplings Set meal
ぎょうざ定食 Gyoza Teishoku
It includes dumplings, rice, soup and pickles.
7 pieces 370 yen
10 pieces 550 yen *
15 pieces 590 yen
Tom Yum Goong Champon (Small size) トムヤムクンちゃんぽん (スモール) 500 yen
* Noodles only 100g (0.22lb)
* Regular (larger) size and extra soup are not available.
Delicious, I will repeat this!
This is less spicy than real Thai style tom yam goong soup.
It is available from August 22, 2019 to maybe until September.
It is topped with 3 large shrimps.
You can see 2 kinds of chopped green leaves on the noodles, but they are not cilantro (coriander). There is no cilantro in it.
However, The restaurant's website says that this Tom Yum Goong soup is flavored with cilantro and lemongrass.
I wish the soup contained real cilantro because I like it.
A lot of Wood Ear Mushrooms with Salt Soup Champon きくらげたっぷり塩ちゃんぽん Kikurage Tappri Shio Champon 710 yen
The sale of this champon is ending. (Updated September 2019)
Maybe it is available around winter season.
Domestically Produced Wood Ear Mushrooms 100 yen
I heard that they stopped serving this additional topping. I hope they put it back on the menu. It was delicious. (Updated September 2019)
Nagasaki Champon 長崎ちゃんぽん Regular 590 yen
Wood Ear Mushrooms Topping きくらげ Kikurage 100 yen
Total: 745 yen including 8% tax
I ordered double size noodles (400g) for free.
Starchy Soup Champon あんかけちゃんぽん
Ankake Champon あんかけちゃんぽん (500 yen)
This champon is out of sale. (Updated September 2019)
It is champon with starchy soup. It is priced amazingly lower than the restaurant's other noodle items.
The difference between this and the others is a lot more sprouts are used instead of other vegetables to save on the cost. Nevertheless, it is still rather tasty and I was satisfied after eating it.
This paste is Yuzu citron pepper (ゆずこしょう Yuzukoshou). Putting it in the soup is good taste.
This website can be translated to English by automated translation service.
- No cover charge / No service fee
- Prices on this page are not included 8% tax.
- Their food lineup and list prices vary. Some prices on the menu includes an 8% tax depending on the respective restaurants. However, they are managed by the same champon chain.
- At some of the RingerHut restaurants, when you come there after 10:00 pm, you need to pay 10% late-night charge. A late-night charge at Japanese fast food shops is not common though.
- English picture menu is available at the restaurant and on the website.
- They use the meal ticket system or the table order system.
Non-smoking(Many of them are non-smoking. It depends on the restaurant.)
There are more than 600 branches in Japan.
Some restaurants are located around popular sightseeing areas in downtown Tokyo.
* B1 of a building (shopping mall) Sunshine City ALTA.
* Premium Restaurant: Menu and prices are a little different.
*at the food court on the 1F of AquaCity Odaiba アクアシティお台場
* at the food court on the 1F of Ario Nishiarai アリオ西新井
This champon above that was offered at this restaurant in 2013. It was my favorite because it was cheaper and had higher quality ingredients. Unfortunately, they stopped using thick slices of squid and a large prawn for it. I know, these days, seafood prices are getting expensive. Anyway, they still keep the quality of the tasty champon soup.
Check out another restaurant's champon!
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