But, of course, not a single ramen plate would be complete without a filling! Although there are no established rules for the filling and its choice lies entirely at the discretion of the chefs and visitors, in addition, there are regional trends. However, there are certain basic foods that can usually be found in ramen throughout the country, including tasu (chunks of pork), manma (seasoned bamboo shoots), spring onions, narutomaki (curly fish cakes), pickled boiled eggs and seaweed nori.
TYPES OF RAMEN
Types of ramen vary from island to island, from prefecture to prefecture, and even from season to season (there are at least 30 different types of regional ramen). The aforementioned Ramen Museum classifies Japanese ramen using three different scales – based on soup, seasoning and “style.” Continue reading