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 created in Japan in the 1960s. Ramen noodles are originally Chinese style noodles, but it’s been changed and improved over the years and evolved to be uniquely Japanese. And Miso Ramen is the pinnacle of “Japanese” Ramen noodles, the king of all Ramen.
Ramen restaurants, or ramen-ya, are found in virtually every urban center in the USA versus 15 years ago when only large cities had one or two. Each produces countless regional variations of this common noodle dish. Miso Ramen, in particular, is a broth gaining in popularity in the US in recent years.
The famous Japanese soybean paste called miso is ubiquitous throughout Japanese cuisine. As a soup base, miso has a creamy texture, its taste resembling a combination of cheese and nuts. Due to its unique flavor, miso is one of the most well-loved versions of ramen around the world
How To Make the Perfect bowl of Miso Ramen
Though there are many different styles, the essential components of ramen remain constant: the broth, the tare, or seasoning, which defines that particular variety of ramen; the noodles (bouncy and fresh, rather than soft and yielding) and finally the toppings, a land of infinite and delicious possibility, though more often than not involving slow-cooked pork (chashu), spring onion and marinated eggs. Though it would take a lifetime to address all possible variations, ramen from chilly northern Hokkaido, is our favorite – a pure umami bomb of flavor that takes this reliably satisfying dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Reliable easy recipes can be found here. Or check out our other Umami Ramen Kits. They all use our soft, fresh ramen noodles (never fried). From Japan. Try it today and get true Japanese ramen restaurant fresh taste- at home.
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