Quick guide for

the different types of Ramen

Ramen is a popular noodle dish in Japan. Original from China Japanese citizen made their own way of this dish and it became one of the main dishes for Japanese people. All over the country are different ways of preparing and every region has its own way of cooking their delicious Ramen. Most Popular Areas are Hakata (Fukuoka), Sapporo, Fukushima and much more. Following you can find a collection of the different types of Ramen.

Tonkotsu Ramen

The most popular Ramen is "Tonkotsu Ramen" Its based on a thick pork bone soup (No bones inside the end dish no worries). Tonkotsu Ramen is between the different types of Ramen the one with the strongest flavor. Mostly its topped with Negi (green spring onion), an boiled egg, Moyashi (Bean sprouts), Menma (Bamboo-shoot), Kukirage (Sliced Mushrooms) and Nori (Seaweed). 

Shoyu Ramen

Another Ramen is "Shoyu Ramen". Here is the basic made from Soy Sauce. It's compares to the Tonkotsu Ramen less strong tasted. Its like the Tonkotsu Ramen mostly topped with Negi (green spring onion), an boiled egg, Moyashi (Bean sprouts), Menma (Bamboo-shoot), Kukirage (Sliced Mushrooms) and Nori (Seaweed). 

Shio Ramen

The next Ramen is "Shio Ramen". Shio is the Japanese word for salt which means the basic is here a thin salty clear soup. It's known to have the least strongest taste. For sure it's like the other Ramen mostly topped with Negi (green spring onion), an boiled egg, Moyashi (Bean sprouts), Menma (Bamboo-shoot), Kukirage (Sliced Mushrooms) and Nori (Seaweed). 

Miso Ramen

Also important is "Miso-Ramen" which you can guess is Miso-based. Miso is a soy paste and has a very strong taste. It's from its intense on place number 2 behind Tonkotsu Ramen. Also here there are toppings like Negi (green spring onion), an boiled egg, Moyashi (Bean sprouts), Menma (Bamboo-shoot), Kukirage (Sliced Mushrooms) and Nori (Seaweed). 

Special Ramen

Next to the normal Ramen variation there are also special Ramen flavors like for example Tomato Ramen or Cheese Ramen (Picture) Mostly there are based on one of the standard basics like Tonkotsu or Miso. Enjoy your meal! 

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