7 Fun Facts about Ramen (to impress your friends and co-workers)

1/ ‘Ra-men’ is just the Japanese pronunciation of ‘Lo-Mein’- the same name in Chinese. 2/ Ramen (wheat noodles) are a relatively new import into Japan – they were introduced from China in the early 1900’s. 3/ All ramen has four major parts; tare (a seasoning base), broth, noodles and toppings.  4/ Roast pork, or chashu is by far the most …

Will Ramen Become as Mainstream as Sushi?

Sushi is a global food now, popular and available in most parts of the developed world and virtually everywhere in the U.S. But what about ramen?  The Japanese noodle dish is a relatively new entrant here in the U.S.  Will ramen outlive trend status and lodge itself as firmly in U.S. consumer’s minds as sushi has? Let’s dive in. A …