Hakata Ramen at Yatai
Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka
The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have to try Hakata ramen, usually
made with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles.
When you order, you can specify noodle texture, such as yawa, meaning “soft”,
or bari-kata, meaning “very hard”. In local dialect bari means “very”.
Anther unique thing is kaedama.
The thin noodles takes moments to cook, so you can just order an additional noodle serving,
but don’t drink too much soup before ordering more noodles. Besides ramen stalls, there are
gyoza dumpling stall, Western-style bar stalls and more. It’s hard to pick out just one.
The stalls have a unique and strange appeal. Eating in such cozy spaces with others creates
a friendly feel of community.