Hokkaido: Buta King
Is this bean sprout ramen? On top of the bean sprouts that surpass Mt. Fuji’s elevation, there’s a ton of fatback, and it might be impossible to struggle through to the noodles. The thick slices of char siu are supposed to be delightful, but depending on the person it might be torture. However, this is the attraction of G-type ramen!
Kantou: Ramen Dai
Ramen Dai is a restaurant where the words “yasai mashimashi” (the way to order the mega-bowl at Ramen Jirou) are a banned phrase. Whether or not it’s the shopkeeper’s disposition or his wicked heart is unknown, but this is certainly the king of G-type ramen.
Tokai: Gatsumori Ramen Marugin 2
If you choose to have a big, big, big quantity of noodles, this restaurant wil fill your bowl with 700 grams of noodles. If you boil 700 grams of raw noodles, it grows this much! The best part is the numerous toppings, from quail eggs to raw chicken egg, fried garlic, and powdered cheese. There are more than ten types of toppings.
Kansai: Ramen Wa Jinsei Da (Translation: Ramen is Life)
This restaurant in Osaka was inspired by Ramen Jirou. It’s rumored that the whole bowl weighs 1.8 kilograms. Furthermore, they have a miso flavor that’s deeper than just soy sauce, so watch out that you don’t just get a mountain of vegetables!
Though the toppings aren’t free, Shimakei offers an appropriate mountain of vegetables for their G-type “Ramen Sakurajima” bowl. At 750 yen, it’s almost too cheap!