Can you locate Kagoshima on the map? It’s the southern tip of the island of Kyushu. Although it is Kagoshima style tonkotsu ramen, it is known nationwide that the tonkotsu culture of Kyushu as a whole originated from the city of Kurume in Fukuoka to various places, and the so-called paitan soup, which we also got for you in this pack, became one of its most famous contributions to the Japanese noodleverse.
Originally, in Kyushu, it is traditional to use pickled ginger, takana leaf mustard, etc. to eliminate the smell of pork bones used for the broth, but in Kagoshima they opted for garlic and green onions.
Well-established ramen shops famous in Kagoshima include "Noriichi", "Komurasaki", "Sabon Ramen", "Kuroiwa", etc., but each of them has a different style when it comes to preparing tonkotsu ramen.
And therefore, each restaurant has influenced the other ramen shops in their respective area, and has created a paradise for local ramen aficionados: each of them as a unique taste only available in their small area.
Now, think about all that when you’re having a taste of those noodles!