Ramen in Tokyo, Japan
Ramen is one of the most famous dishes in Tokyo, originally a noodle dish from China. The Japanese have changed it and customized it to be their own and remarkable well I might add!
Ramen is available throughout most restaurants in Japan. There are ramen restaurants that specialize in ramen only, there are also packaged ramen available to buy at most grocery stores, and ramen is on the menu of the food courts in malls and shopping areas throughout Tokyo.
What is Japanese ramen? Well ramen is noodles and broth, yes, but it can be much, much more! It is really by the soup base that each ramen is classified.
Miso Ramen is popular, it has a soybean paste (one of my favorites).
Shoyu Ramen – which is a base with soy sauce or Shio, which is a base with salt.
Tonkatsu Ramen – which is a pork bone base. YUM! All sorts of vegetables can be in ramen: seaweed, sweet potatoes, cabbage, shiitake mushrooms etc.
When you eat ramen in Japan, it is more than polite and literally Expected, to slurp as you eat! And lift and drink directly from your bowl!! Many people mistakenly think Japan has only sushi, well that just isn’t true, ramen is one the tastiest hot foods to enjoy in Japan among many others. I do hope you get to try it one day!
The below pictures are of our son at a Joyful Honda food court eating ramen back in 2015 and the other picture is a bowl of ramen our daughter had in Tokyo at LaForet Harajuku in 2017.