Opposite Oura Cathedral stands Shikairou. This revered restaurant opened in 1899 and is credited with inventing Nagasaki champon – the city’s greatest culinary export. What is champon? The story goes that Chen Ping Shun, the cook at Shikairou, invented the dish to feed the throngs of Chinese exchange students hankering for a cheap meal. He based his concoction on Fujian-style noodles, added fresh vegetables, seafood and scraps of pork, then served it all up in a bowl filled with bone broth. Often served with a side of gyoza, champon is a godsend for anyone who has overindulged the night before, or those looking for an inexpensive yet satisfying meal.