Who can use a bowl of ramen right now? 🙋
And which ramen in Japan is your favorite?
Ramen (ラーメン) is a Japanese dish that consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, menma, and green onions. Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.
The origin of ramen is unclear. Some sources say it is of Chinese origin and others say it was invented in Japan in the early 20th century. The word ramen is a Japanese borrowing of the Chinese "lamian" (拉麵), and this dish wasn't commonly known as ramen until after the 1950s.
Feature photo by @interohrigin_oh (taken at Afuri Restaurant)