Cuisine and menu-reading guide


Ramen in Japan

A miniature historical theme park, Ramen Town, located on the bottom two levels of the Ramen Museum, is a recreation of a bustling urban neighorhood in the year 1958 (which happens to be the year instant ramen was invented). Scattered among the weathered faux storefronts and fifties-era billboards are real ramen shops from around Japan, where you can try out different regional styles of noodles.... [Continue reading]
If you don't have time to travel the length and breadth of Japan, here at least is your chance to try some of the best ramen from around the country. Seven well-chosen shops serve ramen in various regional styles, from Sapporo to Kumamoto. There are also little stands selling roast chestnuts, soft ice cream and takoyaki. .... [Continue reading]
This all-night Dotonbori landmark with the gigantic dragon on top serves a very popular Kyushu-style tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen. Help yourself to unlimited garlic, kimchi and pickles from the toppings station. There are a few more branches in the neighborhood in case this one is full.... [Continue reading]
This very popular shop is known for their tsukemen, served with a thick, richly flavored dipping sauce made with pork, seafood and vegetables. Prepare to wait on line during busy times. .... [Continue reading]
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