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What is Ramen

Ramen is a noodle dish that originated in China and has since become popular in many East Asian countries. Generally, noodles made from wheat flour are used and eaten with various toppings in the soup.

Ramen noodles are made from wheat flour, water and salt. A dough made from flour, water and salt is extruded into noodles and dried. The noodles are cooked in boiling water and served in a soup with various toppings.

It is believed to have originated in China and was brought to Japan by Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century. Ramen became popular in Japan in the 1950s, when it was introduced as a convenient meal for working people. Since then, it has become a staple food in Japan, and is now one of Japan’s representative dishes.

There are several types of ramen, each with its own characteristics. Ramen noodles are generally made from wheat flour, salt, water, and kansui, which is alkaline water. This “kansui” is what gives ramen its yellow color and springy texture. Ramen is classified into three types.

Cantonese style ramen, also known as Hong Kong style ramen. Cantonese-style ramen has a high proportion of flour and water and is usually made non-fried. Cantonese-style ramen is commonly used in soup dishes.

Next is Hokushin Ramen, also known as Taiwanese Ramen. Hokushin ramen is made with less flour and water and is usually deep-fried. Hokushin Ramen is often used in stir-fried dishes.

Third, there is Japanese-style ramen, also called Sapporo-style ramen. Japanese-style ramen is made with buckwheat flour and is usually non-fried. Japanese-style ramen is usually used in soup dishes.

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Japanese Ramen

There are four main types of Japanese ramen.

When it comes to ramen, there are four main types: salt, tonkotsu, miso, and soy sauce.

Shio ramen is the oldest and simplest type of ramen, made with a clear, salty broth.

Tonkotsu ramen is a new type of ramen that uses a thick, milky pork bone broth.

Miso ramen is ramen made with a miso-based broth.

Shoyu ramen is ramen made with a soy sauce-based broth.

Each ramen has a different taste and a different soup.

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When eating ramen, it is good manners to slurp the noodles.

This is because the slurping sound brings out the flavor of the noodles and soup. In addition, sipping cools the noodles, making them easier to eat.

Foreigners may be reluctant to eat it, but the taste will change, so please try it when you eat in Japan.

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Famous Ramen Group


Ippudo is a Japanese ramen restaurant chain founded in 1985 in Hakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

The shop is known for its tonkotsu ramen, which uses a pork bone-based soup. Ippudo currently has over 90 stores around the world, most of which are located in Japan.

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Ramen Ichiran is a Japanese ramen chain headquartered in Fukuoka.

Founded in 1960 by Mr. Shigemitsu Matsubara. Ramen Ichiran specializes in tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen, and their signature menu is a tonkotsu-based soup.

The chain is known for its unique ordering system where you fill out a form with your desired toppings and add-ons.

Order sysmtem is complex. therefore it is better to see this video before visiting

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