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 …

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 …

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? …