The name ‘VATTEN RAMEN’ is inspired by the triple crosses symbol of the city flag of Amsterdam, where in Japanese, the word ‘Vatten’ means a cross. ‘Vatten’ is also a word used, meaning ‘however, in the Kyushu region of Japan where the owners and co-founders, Mr. Yuta Tomiyasu and Mr. Hideto Kawahara, were raised.
400 years ago, this particular area is historically known for being only allowed to trade with the Netherlands during the Japanese Edo period. It is no exaggeration then to say that the culture of this area and its society has been largely influenced by the Dutch culture during the Japanese isolation – Sakoku – period. This might as well mean that Dutch people may have had the same ramen for lunch and dinner 400 years ago in Japan too!
Many tourists that visit Japan often say Tonkotsu is their favorite as they love the thick, creamy and flavorful broth. However, very few know about its chicken-based cousin: Tori Paitan. “Tori” stands for chicken and “Paitan” refers to a white and creamy soup. We boil down the chicken bones for at least 6 hours until all the flavors come out and create a thick, creamy chicken bone broth. At the Kerkstraat we have put all our efforts in perfecting this broth to serve our specialized chicken Vatten ramen!
If you would still prefer the much-loved traditional Tonksotsu broth, our other branch in Zeedijk, by the Red Light District, specializes in making the Tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen.
Moreover, we have recently opened a new branch in Krugerplein, where we offer a Japanese and Vietnamese fusion of our ramen! Visit each of our restaurants to see which one is your favorite!
At Vatten Ramen we also put a continuous effort in perfecting our Vegan Menu for our vegetarian and vegan fans! The Vegan Ramen and vegan gyoza have become an instant hit and we are exploring other options to expand our healthy and environmental friendly counterparts!
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