Ramen noodles: a history of fresh taste

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Where did ramen noodles originate Ramen noodles history: While most people typically think of ramen as Japanese in origin, this slurpable delicacy actually traces its roots back to China. Scholars debate the muddled circumstances of how these noodles wriggled their way from China to Japan, but they generally agree that Japanese consumption of ramen took off when a restaurant called …

How do I use fresh ramen noodles?

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Are you ready to take the plunge and explore how to use fresh ramen noodles? Fresh ramen is always best and using fresh ramen (non-fried) noodles gives your bowl of ramen that extra touch of authenticity. Yes- you can enjoy a bowl of restaurant-fresh ramen at home! We can show you how: The Equipment View this post on Instagram A …

Our Best 10 Ramen favorites from Japan | The Definitive Guide to Fresh Ramen

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Craving ramen, but want something that is more traditonally Japanese? At Hakubaku USA we pulled together our Best 10 ramen favorites from our staff. Although this may not your best 10 ramen, we feel that these are popular enough to warrant a second look. Experience the taste of fresh ramen at home, try these great ideas below. They are sure …

Shoyu ramen and its regional varieties- a history

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You often see four basic ramen categories:  Shio, Tonkotsu, and Miso. But none has the regional variation like Shoyu ramen. Shoyu ramen consists of broth, sauce, flavored oil, noodles, and toppings. The sauce is made up of mainly soy sauce and some other ingredients.  Soy sauce or Shoyu (in Japanese) encompasses many subilties based on which region of Japan you …

What Makes Miso Ramen so Special?

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Ramen (ラーメン) is a noodle soup dish that originally imported from China and is one of the most popular dishes in Japan in recent decades. Ramen noodles in a Miso based soup rose to popularity in Japan in the 1960s. Miso Ramen is the pinnacle of “Japanese” Ramen noodles, the king of all Ramen. Ramen-ya (ramen restaurants), are in virtually …

Ramen at Home for Valentine’s Day

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Ramen at Home for Valentine’s Day occurs on a Friday this year! Valentine’s Day is perfect – 2/14 is Friday and it follows 3 days weekend (Presidents’ Day).How would you like to celebrate your Valentines’ Day?Get roses, going out to have dinner at a nice restaurant will be nice for sure. From my experience working at a service industry, I …

Just ask Tommy- what is Umami?

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One of our staffers just loves to cook. So every time someone has a Japanese cooking question we say – Just ask Tommy..what is umami? You’ve heard it mentioned here and on other foodie sites but have you ever thought what it means? It’s not uncommon for someone to say “hey, that is savory” or “sweet”, or “spicy”.. but umami? …