upgrade your instant ramen – chashu

For some people, good chashu is an integral part of a good bowl of ramen. Good luck with that if you’re making instant ramen at home. But instead of going through the trouble of making chashu from scratch, just follow these steps for almost-instant gratification: 1. Go to your local Trader Joe’s. 2. Buy a pack of their “Fully Cooked… Read more →

want to be a ramen restaurant owner?

Do you love ramen? Of course you do! But do you love it enough to work 80+ hours a week? The dedication of ramen shop owners brings tears of appreciation to my eyes. Ramenya owners, I salute you! (Make sure you turn on Closed Captioning if it’s not already on, so you can see the sub-titles) A tip o’ the… Read more →

new cup noodles!

After 45 years, Nissin is changing their Cup Noodles recipe to keep up with today’s healthier-living habits. Though Cup Noodles’ noodles are still fried, Nissin is reducing the sodium content, and removing MSG (!) and artificial flavors. People have been clamoring for low sodium instant ramen for a long time, and now, the originator of instant ramen is giving people… Read more →

street fighter ramen

Couldn’t make it to Japan for hadoken ramen? If you’re near the Gainesville, Florida area, check out Crane Street Fighter Ramen. It seems to be a limited time event…there’s Zangief’s Borscht topped with beef & dill meatballs, carrot, beets, and yuzu smetana vs Japan’s Ryu and his “Haduken” Venison Shoyu with braised beef short ribs, pickled corn and a sweet… Read more →

shanked for instant ramen, pokemon ramen, & other news roundup

Cup Noodles will be celebrating their 45th birthday next month. Wow…45 years. Happy birthday, Cup Noodles! I bet people’ve been shanked for cigarettes before. But has anyone ever been shanked for ramen? Everyone’s seen how important cigarettes are to prisoners on tv and in movies, but now “…they have begun relying on ramen noodles—a cheap, durable food product—as a form… Read more →

skewers by morimoto – los angeles, ca

Sure, it’s a skewers restauant, not a ramenya, and sure it’s at an airport…and LAX at that…but it’s a Morimoto (of Iron Chef fame) restaurant, so it’s worth a try? There’s only one ramen on the menu: the Ramen Pork Noodle bowl (non-spicy). I’m not entirely sure why it’s necessary to call out that it’s non-spicy, but it *is* available… Read more →

tetsuya tonkotsu shoyu ramen

Tetsuya is a ramen shop in Sapporo Japan that’s been open since 1997, and this is the instant brick version of their tonkotsu-shoyu ramen. This instant ramen also tries to be a bit healthy, with noodles that aren’t fried in oil like most other brick ramen. This was great! The Tetsuya ramen has a satisfyingly rich tonkotsu flavor that’s more… Read more →

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