japan guide by Remoju
Japanese Noodle - Ramen
A love afair born from a single bowl of piping hot noodles! Learn about Japan’s fast food!
A Bowl Full of Perfection
Ramen. The ultimate combination of noodles, broth, vegetables and pork. During my time as an exchange student I ate Ramen four to five times a week, and I could easily eat it twice in one day! The perfect end to a night of drinking, possibly the best hangover cure, and my favorite meal. Pictured above is the bowl that started it all, Hokkaido’s famous butter corn ramen. A heartattack in a bowl, but you will savor every mouthful of the sweet, piping hot soup.
More Than Just Instant Noodles
Ramen can even be quite spicy!
Customize Your Toppings!
While I will concede that instant ramen is good when you don't feel like leaving the the house, or as a quick snack if you're short on time, there just isn't enough substance. While you do gain the ability to determine just how hard or soft your noodles will be, many ramen shops actually ask you whether you would prefer hard, soft, or normal noodles (硬めkatame, 軟らかめyawarakame, or 普通futsuu), in addition to various other options such as the richness of the soup, how much oil you want in it, and even the amount of garlic you want in it. My preferred amount is between two to three cloves; A.K.A enough to kill a vampire with a single breath.
Yokohama Ieke Ramen remains a favourite!
The Soup is The Base of Everything
The perfect meal
A Healthier Option?
In recent years, another new flavor has been gaining popularity, and is very twenty-first century in its fusion of western and Japanese cuisine! Tomato ramen is newly created and been growing in popularity all throughout Japan for the last decade or so! Designed as a healthier option for those wanting their noodle fix, without having to worry too much about their waistlines! The combination of an Italian pasta inspired tomato broth with Japanese ramen noodles, along with melted cheese and vegetables make for an incredible cultural-fusion dish! If you’re not quite ready to step out of your comfort zone to try Japanese noodles, then this is the perfect stepping point!