Ramen is a special meal for our blogger Morimi, but not just for her! It is a special food for all Japanese people!
Not convinced? In Japan there are over 32,000 ramen restaurants that JUST serve ramen, and there are another 200,000 that offer ramen as a part of their menu! (source)
But why do Japanese people love ramen SO MUCH?
Here’s Morimi’s thoughts:
Japanese ramen is a national comfort food enjoyed by men and women, young and old. No matter where you are, you won’t have to go far to find at least one place serving it.
I think one of the reasons that it’s enjoyed by such a wide variety of people is abundance – both of varieties and of places serving it. It’s simple and full of flavour. It’s really substantial – heavy and rich and fortifying. “Local ramen” that’s become popular in rural areas even plays a part in their revitalisation. And while there are restaurants that go the way of “You’re seriously gonna put that in ramen?!,” there are also restaurants that stick fiercely to the flavours they’ve created. As someone who’s out to try them all, I’m really grateful to these chefs and their tireless pursuit.
Even as you’re reading this, someone somewhere might be developing a delicious new flavour! Just imagining it, I can’t help but break out into a grin(´∀｀*) hehehe
(By Morimi – “Morimi’s ‘I wanna be a bowl of ramen!’”)
So, there is not one single idea of what “ramen” should be. It’s wide variety is part of the key to understanding why the Japanese love ramen.
And that is why we offering 4 different ramen soups to try at the Ramen Experience!
In her next post, Morimi will teach you how to enjoy Shoyu Ramen.
Come and discover your favourite ramen at the Ramen Experience!