Kushiro Ramen is among the top four in Hokkaido, following Sapporo, Hakodate and Asahikawa. Kushiro Ramen is known for its super thin curly noodles served in a soy sauce based soup with katsuodashi broth. This is topped simply with chashu pork, boiled bamboo shoots and green onions, providing a delicious taste that will keep you coming back for more. Kushiro Ramen is served at a number of ramen shops each with their own unique soup, including Kushiro Ramen Kawamura, which is a still an undisputed leader of Kushiro Ramen. There are various theories about why Kushiro Ramen uses super thin, curly noodles. One believes it was to serve the ramen to fishermen returning to port as quickly as possible, while another says the thin and curly noodles were selected so that more soup could be soaked up, since the noodles were created to pair with a light soup.