“Hiroshima tsukemen” is characterized by spicy sauce and cold noodles. The sauce, which contains plenty of sesame seeds and chili oil, tastes like “uma-spicy”. You can adjust the spiciness to your liking.
What is “Hiroshima tsukemen”?
It features cold noodles and spicy tsukedare!
In Hiroshima tsukemen, boiled noodles are cooled with ice water and eaten together with shredded green onions, boiled cabbage, etc. on a spicy tsukedare. Tsukedare is based on a dry (super spicy) soy sauce base with chili pepper, chili oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, etc. You can feel the umami and sweetness of dashi, which uses seafood such as small fish from the Seto Inland Sea in the spiciness. In addition to char siu, boiled vegetables such as cabbage, cucumbers, green onions, and boiled eggs are topped on top of the noodles. Crispy vegetables and spicy sauce match exquisitely. Depending on the restaurant, there is a spiciness guide, so you can choose your favorite spiciness. If you don’t like spicy food a little, please try it out.
Let's arrange it to your favorite “spiciness”!
Add chili peppers, sesame seeds, chili oil, vinegar, etc.
Containers containing chili peppers, sesame seeds, chili oil, vinegar, etc. are lined up on the tabletop in the store, and you can add seasonings as you like. If you don’t have enough spiciness, you can arrange it to your own taste. Its spiciness promotes appetite, and it is attracting attention as a low-calorie healthy gourmet where you can get plenty of vegetables. Once you eat it, you will definitely get addicted to it.
The remarks of celebrities triggered a boom!
A “tsukemen” specialty store appeared around Showa 60
Mr. Shingu, who was inspired by China in Showa 29, opened a Chinese restaurant “Shinkaen” in Hiroshima City. At that time, the “cold noodles” served at this restaurant were popular. It is said that the origin of the current “Hiroshima tsukemen” is “cold noodles,” which are eaten by dipping noodles into a hot and cold broth mixed with pepper, sesame oil, and vinegar that have been inherited even now. After that, from around Showa 60, specialty shops named “Tsukemen” began to appear. From around Heisei 13, the “Hiroshima Tsukemen” boom began to become famous nationwide due to the remarks of entertainers.
Introducing famous “Hiroshima tsukemen” shops
Here are the shops you want to stop by!
Here are some famous restaurants for “Hiroshima tsukemen” that can be eaten in Hiroshima city.