What is ramen?
Ramen is very popular in Japan. It’s got noodles, soup, and toppings.
Noodles are mainly made from wheat flour, and there are 4 types of soup which are made with miso (soy bean paste broth), tonkotsu (pork broth), shio (salt broth), and shoyu (soy sauce broth).
Everywhere you go in Japan, you will be able to taste different kinds of ramen.
Unique Ramen Shop
Some people especially ladies are a bit shy to make slurping sound or be looked at when they eat Ramen, so there is a Ramen shop called Ichiran (the picture on the left) which has a cubical type of set-up.
In Ichiran, you don’t talk to the shop staff either. When you want seconds, you press the button in front of you, then a staff comes silently, and take your ticket for seconds. So this shop keeps privacy for customers, and not only that, the taste is delicious.
New ramen trend
Ramen is normally noodles served in soup. However, there is a new type of ramen called tsukemen (dipping noodle).
Tsukemen is where the soup and noodles come separately, and you dip noodles in the soup and eat.
Unique Flavored Ramen
This is one of the unique-flavored ramen which has dried bacon, asparagus, fried onion, and poached egg in the creamy soup served in shioushio (潮うしお）. People stand in line to eat this.