Heavy bone broth, slabs of chashu and a side of gyoza: ramen is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, with over 3,000 restaurants selling the stuff in Tokyo alone. However, as a dish that’s typically pork-based – tonkotsu ramen is one of the common styles – it leaves those who don’t eat the meat a little stuck for choice.
While plenty of places offer soy-or fish-based ramen, it’s hard for those with dietary restrictions to know if their bowl of noodles will still come with pieces of grilled pork. Here are some recommended spots in Tokyo that use alternative recipes to serve the tastiest pork-free ramen dishes.
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