Ramen, my favorite food of all time. The rich broth, the chewy noodles, and the delicious toppings! The harmonious dish that satisfies my hunger at all times.

Ramen originated from China and was known as Shina Soba in the late 1800s. Japanese people adopted the dish and created its current form. 

Ramen broth comes in a variety of flavors. Some original flavors include Tonkotsu (pork), miso, shoyu (soy sauce), shio (salt), and seafood. Different regions in Japan have specific ramen styles and broths that are distinct.

In recent times, a variety of other flavors and a combination of flavors have been created. (event marinara flavored!)

I enjoy tonkotsu ramen during the winter. The rich, creamy broth is thick, heavy and flavorful. During the winter time, I enjoy a lighter soup base ramen such as shoyu or shio.

While I was studying abroad in Japan, I lived in Takadanobaba, which is ramen central in Tokyo. I ate ramen, roughly 4 times a week!

Ramen doesn’t have very much nutritional value, but it’s delicious and is definitely worth it.