ramen battle

ramen battle ann arbor!

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Be there for the monster truck–err…monster ramen battle for charity. Five Ann Arbor/Detroit chefs will compete with their best ramen creations for you all to try. The winner gets $2000 for their favorite charity. Tickets and further details are available here and are $70 ea. The event is Sunday 7/26/15 from 4pm to 8pm at the Slurping… Read more →

ramenia-21 instant ramen maker

Ramenia-21 instant ramen maker

Is this the future of instant ramen? This thing is way fancier than my k-cup coffee maker. I want one! …too bad it’s not real, but how cool would it be just to have a topping dispenser for things like onions and eggs? via KpopStarz Thanks to Donny @ Pie Dog for the tip off. Read more →


cup noodle vegeta

Get it? Vegeta…vegeta-bles…as in Cup Noodle Vegetables–err…Vegetable Cup Noodles. Giant vegetables raining down from the sky? I think I missed this episode of Dragonball. via Rocket News 24 Read more →


the “right” way to eat ramen

There really isn’t an official right way to eat ramen, but Chef Teiichi Sakurai with Dallas ramen shop Ten Ramen has some great tips, namely slurp your ramen and eat quickly. Personally, I hate how soggy and soft noodles get when they’ve been sitting in soup too long. Enjoy! via Thrillist Read more →


chicken ramen soup

It’s not exactly an easy recipe, but if you’re curious about what goes into making a ramen soup from scratch, here’s ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto’s take on a chicken-based ramen broth. Actual ingredients and step by step recipe here! Read more →

chikin ramen store

ramen ice cream!

We’ve reported on ice cream ramen before, so it’s probably not surprising that now there’s ramen ice cream. Almost 60 years ago, the world’s first instant ramen, Chikin Ramen (yes, it’s spelled correctly), sprung into existence, and now there’s Chiken Ramen ice cream! The Chiki-House souvenir store, located in the Shin-Osaka train station, sells all things Chikin Ramen related, including… Read more →

hakata ikkousha ramen

hakata ikkousha ramen – costa mesa, ca

Popular Japanese ramen chains have been slowly breaking into the American market and recently Hakata Ikkousha has joined in with with the soft-opening of their award-winning hakata ramen. They offer 5 types of tonkotsu ramen…a standard tonkotsu, shio (salt) tonkotsu, black tonkotsu (with fried garlic), miso tonkotsu, and the fearsome-sounding “god fire” with 4 levels of spiciness. Similar to Shinsengumi,… Read more →

ramen makeover

makeover madness

Whew…we’ve been at this for over 10 years and the ol’ web site’s looking a bit dated. Time for a new look! We’ve been working on making our web site faster and cleaner and we’ve also made our layout more mobile-friendly. Now if you access ramen! ramen! ramen! from a tablet or phone, the layout will automatically change to make… Read more →


ramen yokocho @ santa anita this weekend!

The next Ramen Yokocho Ramen Championship is taking place this weekend at Santa Anita Park. What’re you waiting for? Check out the offerings from challengers from LA, SF, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Japan and vote for your favorite. There’s a $5 admission charge and the ramen’s $8.50 a bowl. Try one or try them all, if you can! The event… Read more →

momofuku ando

Google doodle celebrates Momofuku Ando

Today would’ve been Momofuku Ando’s 105th birthday. Who is Momofuku Ando and why is Google honoring him? And why is he pictured eaten ramen? Let’s put it this way. A year 2000 poll conducted in Japan asked citizens what their country’s greatest invention was. The answer: instant ramen. Many of you may already know the story: After World War II,… Read more →