What noodles should I buy to make fresh ramen?

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Fresh ramen is a distinctly Chinese soup that arrived in Japan with Chinese tradesmen in the nineteenth century, through the American occupation after the war, to the proliferation of instant ramen in Japan in the seventies. Soon after a national frenzy in the eighties and nineties that gave birth to ramen chef celebrities, ramen museums, and ramen wearables evolved in …

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? …