There are many different kinds of ramen
with the main differences varying upon geographical location. Most each area, from Kyushu
, has its own special type of ramen
. The differences between these areas types of ramen
are mainly based upon the type of soup
and the type of noodle
. The main types of ramen
or pork based soup, shoyu
or soy sauce
based soup, and miso
paste base soup. The noodles also come in many different types ranging from thin to thick and straight or curvy or even crinkly.
Some famous ramen are:
Some common ingredients in Japanese ramen
Often, gyoza is also eaten along with ramen at a ramenya.
At really delicious and famous ramenya, people will often stand in long lines for sometimes even an hour to eat. Every year, ramen maniacs compete on television for the title of ramen king.
The history of Japanese ramen can be traced to its origins in China. Influence was especially strong during the occupation of parts of China prior to the outbreak of World War II. Many Japanese settled in China and were heavily influenced not only culturally, but also in culinary ways. With the outbreak of the war and eventual defeat, those Japanese overseas returned with their Chinese influence and ramen has since then developed into to what it is today.
Instant noodles are not even close in taste, nutrition, and experience of real Japanese ramen or ramenya.