Ramen Hachi Ren opened in 2008, just about the time we moved to Okinawa. And we fell in love with their Ramen. For the first 2 years we came almost every week. We’ve seen their history. It’s not an objective judgement, but it’s our pure love to say “They are the best Ramen on the island!!!”
Now they became so popular. Most time and day, there’s a waiting line. You write down your name, buy tickets for your orders , and wait to be called.
She ordered the signature Ramen. Tonkotsu base from local Okinawa pork with medium heavy noodle. Very rich, creamy and tasty. We just loved the balance of all the tastes and ingredients.
She’s got additional topping of bean sprouts and green onions. They are lightly marinated with sesame seed oil and we love it. I would recommend people to have Ramen without it for the first time since the topping slightly changes the taste of the soup. But it’s good with it too!
I got spicy Ra-jan Tsukemen (dip noodle). Ra-jan is their original spicy oil with fried shrimps. Of course with the sprout and green onion topping.
It’s really difficult to describe how hot, but it’s not really hot for spicy people. It can be a little hot for non-spicy people. It’s a nice additional flavor of fried red pepper and shrimps.
Chashu (grilled pork) is a beautiful option too. Soft and juicy with Teri sauce.
After Tsukemen, you can ask for the precious pork broth. Say “Wari soup please!” Or show this photo!
The dip soup is much denser than Ramen soup. You can pour in broth to your liking, and enjoy the rest of the soup!
RAMEN HACHI REN