10 ways to let ramen rock your world
Move aside pizza – it’s all about Ramen right now! Every day should be ramen day when it comes to these delicious noodles.
But where to begin with picking which type of ramen to eat? Here are some options to help get you started.
1) Breakfast Ramen
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and what you eat can make a big impact on your whole day (e.g. whether you snack every hour or not!). So rather than eating your eggs and bacon with toast, why not try them bowl with noodles and experience a whole new way of enjoying these breakfast stables!
Standing out from the crowd with its distinct nutty and sweet flavor, Miso is made up of thicker, chewy noodles and made with a soy-bean base, giving it a creamy texture. It’s perhaps one of the most popular choices around the globe after making its debut in Hokkaido, Japan in the 1960s.
3) Ramen burger
The Ramen burger is perhaps one of the newest dishes to the game and is percet for those who want to get in on the dish of the day but aren’t a fan of the traditional style. Instead of a bread bun, the burger is placed between noodles which have been cooked and fried to crisp perfection. It’s east meets west!
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This broth gets its creamy texture from boiling down pork bones for eight hours, turning the liquid into a milky, meaty-infused treat. Also known as Tonkotsu ramen, it used to be the go-to dish for Japanese laborers working on the fish markets, so it’s guaranteed to keep you full!
5) Tokyo Ramen
A Ramen for those who are craving a taste of Tokyo, this option features simple ingredients which all together form a mouth-watering meal. You’ll often find sweetcorn, spinach, chopped scallion and sliced pork as toppings, all complemented by a silky soy chicken broth.
6) Shoyu Ramen
A soy-based sensation, shoyu literally translates into soy sauce and you’ll certainly get a salty kick from this dish. Traditionally it contains chicken and vegetables, though sometimes you can have it served with fish or pork.
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Unlike its fellow ramen dishes, Tsukemen is served with the noodles separate from the sauce. You dip the cool noodles into the hot broth, which has a more intense flavor than other Ramen dishes, and additional ingredients are often served on the side. Warning: Not the best choice for messy eaters!
8) Shio Ramen
Salt lovers rejoice, for this is the one for you. Shio ramen will have you drinking gallons of water, but it’s totally worth it as you get stuck into the pale broth topped with the likes of chicken, fish, vegetables and seaweed.
9) Hiyashi Chuka
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As many of us welcome warmer weather, we’re ditching heavy meals for lighter, cooler food. The perfect Ramen dish in this case is Hiyashi Chuka, a chilled choice served with colorful toppings like cucumber, ginger, carrot and ham. Perfect for a picnic too!
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If you’re a fan of pasta, you’ll fall head over heels for mazemen. The noodles are heavier than your average ramen noodles and it’s served with sauce rather than broth, making it an Italian-style masterpiece. Topping choices are endless too, as you’ll notice people add pretty much anything to this dish!
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